[geo-discuss] tabled amendments

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Fri Mar 3 09:55:31 UTC 2006

I've been hacking on some support resources for people who want to
talk to MEPs on the ENVI committee about the second reading amendments.

could do with beefing up with more specific supporting arguments
against monopoly pricing (the PIRA study, the KPMG study in Canada).
But it's a place to start, in providing people who want to talk to
MEPs about public access, but can't commit time to research. 
Each amendment gets a for/against recommendation from a public access
perspective, apart from 4 and 24 which are a pair and just look like
bad amendments to me. Second opinion / edit passes hugely appreciated.
The last 8 amendments still haven't been published.

I'd like to be able to share this with EGIP/freegis/OSM lists soon.
I'm travelling all day today, but can have another pass saturday.

http://publicgeodata.org/Contact_ENVI_Committee_Members is a
correlated list scraped from the committee members' homepages, which
shows URLs and email addresses (where they were listed), a depressing
amount of MEPs don't publish an email address on europarl.
The scraper missed a few, i think due to encoding issues, which should
be filled in by hand. Again, this could be a useful "look it's right
here, you barely need to make an effort to click this link" resource.


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