[ILUG] OT: Open Source Postcode
arnaud.disant at fix-it.ie
Mon Jul 11 17:18:45 IST 2011
This is a recurrent issue and not necessarily related to this problem in particular... It seems Ireland keep copying UK after spending 3000 years wishing they would never have sat foot on the island. Post codes don't have to be letters, numbers would work too...
On 11 Jul 2011, at 16:59, Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
> Hi all,
> This scheme has a fatal non-technical flaw, as the good people of Mountbrowne, Co. Galway, (now to be addressed generally by the postcode FUCK, and some of whom more precisely located with FUCK-IT and FUCK-ME) would like to point out.
> (FSCK-ME is a mile or to the south, on the other side of the R339).
> On 11/07/11 16:39, Brendan Minish wrote:
>> Bahh, hit send too soon..
>> > From the looks of the dcenr page on this there looks to be 'no room' for
>> anything other than a proprietary solution managed by a corporate
>> There would look to be little chance that a nice simple, open and
>> royalty free system could meet the tender.
>> But it's certainly worth a good shot, even if it only manages to
>> 'rattle' the the others.
>> On Mon, 2011-07-11 at 12:41 +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>>> On Sun, 10 Jul 2011, Ian Spillane wrote:
>>>> It will be an awful shame if the government opt for a closed-source
>>>> proprietary code that open source programmers and database people
>>>> can't freely handle themselves to generate their own location data.
>>> With thanks to Dave Malone, this appears to be the place you need to look:
>>> The "Pre-Qualification Questionnaire" at the end gives contact details for
>>> someone in the department who might be worth contacting.
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