[geo-discuss] INSPIRE vote in committee today: update

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Wed Mar 22 05:59:49 UTC 2006

dear Rufus, thank you so much for this. A deep learning experience,
and great angle for followup.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 11:53:56AM +0000, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> By complete chance I've been in Brussels yesterday and today speaking at 
> the TACD conference (http://drn.okfn.org/node/100) which has given me a 
> chance to to some last minute lobbying on the INSPIRE directive.
> We now know the Green, EPP, ALDE and PSE line and they all seem pretty 
> good for us (I'll give more detail after the vote).

What Happened?? were you out drowning your sorrows, or at least dousing
them? Were you allowed to physically attend and get a recording?

> b) We should try and change the UK govt line on this, i.e. we want to 
> target DEFRA. They probably haven't heard from anyone from OS until now 
> and I think we could make a lot of progress if we were able to find 
> someone to talk to.

I have a friend at English Nature who's connected to DEFRA people, who
i talked to about this a fair bit when we were just starting, and
i'll try to chase up a connection there.
> 4. The vote on INSPIRE will be at 1700 Brussels time. Benjamin and I 
> should be there and will try and post asap after the vote.

??? :/


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