Have you been following the Free Our Data campaign? Have you noticed how few people are bothering to comment on the weekly postings? I used to be quite active trying to present a little balance in what seemed to me to be an OS bashing fest but I sort of lost interest. There used to be quite a lot of activity on this blog – has everyone lost interest in this stuff or is it just me?
I think some data should be free but I also think that we need a national mapping agency that maintains high accuracy and currency for the whole country, now how you fund it is another question.