[PLUG-TALK] Public Data Accessibility (fwd)
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.
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