A cease-and-desist for the Gaia project
Posted Nov 29, 2006 13:12 UTC (Wed) by ofeeley
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I'm largely in agreement with you, but as the comment by briangmaddox below suggests "we" may have already funded the acquisition of data that we don't now have access to unless we either license it for unattainable sums.
The most practical and productive things to do are probably to work on the existing Free projects, but also to work politically to make sure that "we" get access to data produced with "our" money. Google is probably showing us satellite data collected in part with our taxes funnelled through some politician's pork-barrel project. Recognising and acting on the political front is probably essential to be able to have a Free equivalent of Google Earth as it's unlikely that we're putting our own satellites up any time soon.
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