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Message 52959 - Posted: 29 Nov 2015, 7:42:59 UTC

Has consideration been given to the effect of such privatisation on the willingness of machine owners to donate time and resources to CPDN?

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Message 52961 - Posted: 29 Nov 2015, 10:19:14 UTC - in response to Message 52959.

Not sure - while the code used for crunching belongs to the met office, the project is managed for the scientists by Oxford Uni.

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Message 52987 - Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 10:36:10 UTC

All I can find is statements that there are "no plans" to privatise the Met Office. However, as UK voters know, that particular form of words has an infamous history as a means of establishing "plausible deniability".

Any privatisation might work the other way around though: as Dave says, we're crunching for Oxford (and now other research centres) not for the Met Office, but users of the Postcode Address File will remember the recent Royal Mail privatisation, which resulted in restrictions on the use of intellectual property - and, as far as I know, the CPDN software is Met Office property.
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