Tue Apr 26 2005 11:31 AM
Re: Publicly available data

i'm not moving it, clark. that's main board material.
i'm not worried for one, don't think the bill will pass. for one the article noted that it's too vague. people are too used to being able to get weather information for free.. the government historically has provided that. accuweather, twc and their like will just have to adapt and innovate.. even if their claims of the government undercutting their market are true. on the other hand, by limiting the free flow of information to the public from a service our tax dollars pay for, the nws/noaa role would seem redundant.
it's kind of ironic though... the position i'm taking is to favor the nws/noaa.. a division of the department of commerce.. to limit a private sector market. the thought is that the overall benefit is free, useful information that will promote economic security. charging money for things like that only benefits the people selling it... other markets that don't want to pay up will be at greater risk.
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