I realise that it is not strictly Linux related - more Open Source -
but I'm hopeful Linux people are just as much concerned about open
As you probably know, there's talk of a postcode for Ireland; however
it's a bit of a worry that the main proposals are proprietary,
closed-source, randomised, license-fee based codes.
I've proposed an open source postcode (well actually, calling these
postcodes is just shorthand - they are all more precisely compressed
positioning coordinates) at http://tinyurl.com/openpostcode and have
put together the maths and proof of concept tests. However, I lack the
really open up the concept. I hope for advice from those that know
about how to get such an open source project to build a community and
to grow in awareness.
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.
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