Beware weather program coders and users!!
Date 25-Apr-2005 9:02:51
Topic: Internet News
|Taken from BetaNews:|
|The Internet has made weather data more freely accessible to those who want it. Thanks to new policies instituted by the National Weather Service, users can obtain free access to such things as live radar, weather forecasts, and even receive weather on their cell phones. However, a bill introduced last week by Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) may end all that.|
"NOAA's actions threaten the continued success of the commercial weather industry," Santorum said in a Senate session last week. "It's not an easy prospect for a business to attract advertisers, subscribers, or investors when the government is providing similar products and services for free."
The end of free weather progs? Well, at least those using U.S. public forecast services... I really hope this action will not spread over other countries.