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

Benjamin Henrion bh at udev.org
Wed Mar 22 10:21:06 UTC 2006

Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org> [060322]:
> 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.


Benjamin Henrion <bh at udev.org>
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