[PLUG-TALK] Public Data Accessibility (fwd)

MJang mike at linuxexam.com
Wed Mar 2 21:39:57 PST 2011


On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 18:24 -0800, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:56:11 -0800 (PST)
> Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> dijo:
> 
> >As the staffer wrote, they don't have budget that can be spent on this.
> 
> If I had a buck for every time a government employee told me that I
> could fund the government single-handedly out of my petty cash.
> 
> It's a programmed response, and it is almost always not true. That
> is, it is not true in the sense that the government *could* do the job,
> they just prefer to spend their resources on other matters. They don't
> need additional funding to fix the site; they just need a supervisor
> who decides it should be done.

Which is why I hope that more of us contact our MultCo reps on the
issue. Collectively, we are their supervisors. If they hear from enough
of us, the needle will be pushed.

Thanks,
Mike




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