[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Thu Jan 14 10:52:28 GMT 2010

Hi all,

As threatened I've finished a response to the Ordnance Survey consultation:


For those without the appetite to read five pages of PDF, the summary is:

- Good news generally
- Releasing 1:25k and 1:50k rasters is not necessary and may be harmful
- Access to aerial imagery should be provided, with no restrictions on tracing
- Licence should take account of EU database rights

I'd encourage everyone here, whether or not you agree with this, to  
send your own response to the consultation. You can bet that there  
will be well-funded people lobbying for the other side. Volunteer  
projects like OSM have traditionally not been great at having their  
voices heard in the corridors of power; let's make sure this one  
doesn't get away.

The original consultation is at  


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