[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Mon Jan 18 17:41:26 GMT 2010


On Jan 18, 2010, at 10:38 AM, Andy Allan wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> 
>> Richard's a socialist so I can see him arguing for weird government monopolies on making pinball machines for one-legged immigrants living in wales or whatever, but what are you arguing this for? What product will be nuked by OS releasing this? Are your commercial interests in OCM somehow affected? I don't get it.
> 
> I'd be much more interested in replying if you discussed the issue,
> instead of attacking the people.

Oh don't be so sensitive, Richard and I go back and forth on this all the time. I can understand why he argues for strange monopolies given his politcal ideals. Is that better?

Now, why shouldn't I get free access to these maps? What is so special about them that we ned to grant a monopoly to protect a supposedly valuable sub-industry? I find it super weird you want a monopoly to protect industry, but there you go. What are the companies, products or jobs that will be hurt by it?

Yours &c.

Steve





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