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____/ Homer on Thursday 08 Sep 2011 10:50 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Thursday 08 Sep 2011 04:04 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that JeffM spake thusly:
>>>> IT WAS DEVELOPED USING *THE PEOPLE'S* MONEY.
>>> Exactly. It was paid for by the taxpayers, therefore it belongs to
>>> the taxpayers, and that is absolutely none of Weblaw's damned
>> The same goes for some secret "Content" the public pays for. It should
>> be public domain.
> I don't really know about state secrets, but the MSBBC's content should
> certainly be public domain, since it's paid for by the MSBBC tax-paying
> public, regardless of what private third-parties the MSBBC "outsourced"
> that "content" from with our money. If those private third-parties have
> a problem with that then they shouldn't be doing business with a state-
> funded public utility like the MSBBC. Of course the fact that the MSBBC
> is now basically just a subsidiary of Microsoft doesn't help either.
I was thinking of Open Data and not state secrets. Increasingly, nations
open up their data, as xml or something similar.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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