[Freegis-list] [ral@alum.mit.edu: CANADIAN GEOSPATIAL DATA PO LICY STUDY]

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Mon Jul 2 16:46:28 CEST 2001

On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 09:05:24AM -0700, Matt.Wilkie wrote:
> <soapbox> Most of the study findings concur with comments submitted
> to the Canadian Free Geospatial Data Committee, which can be seen
> at http://members.home.net/freedata/. 
> So far most people are focussing on the cost meaning of Free. If 
> you do take the time to fill out the petition or submit a comment,
> please feel free {grin} to refocus the issue on the necessity of
> liberty as well.
> You don't have to be Canadian to participate.
> </soapbox>

I only can recommend that all of you support this action.
It would also be great so see similar sites for other
AFAIK, USA is the only country where free GI are available.
Am I wrong?
Are there any guesses which country is probably close
to make GI free or at least is willing to discuss the matter
I can add that for Germany there is still a long way to go.


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