Andy Mabbett calls for the open licensing of official videos of proceedings in the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
Posted in annoyances, Wikipedia
Tagged Charlie Brooker, , copyright House of Commons, , hyperlocal licensing, MP, MPs, , open licence parliament, , pigsonthewing Rupa Huq, video, , Wikimedia , Wikimedia Commons wikipedia
Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be.
Posted in annoyances, ideas, open data, Wikipedia
Tagged House of Commons, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Jim Knight, , linked data , linked open data , open data , open linked data parliament, , Tim Berners-Lee Tom Watson, url, urls, , web web management, , Wikidata wikipedia
Andy Mabbett calls on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to relax the licensing conditions they impose on grantees
Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes.
Posted in annoyances, hyperlocal, local government, open data, OpenStreetMap, volunteering
Tagged Cabinet Office, FoI, Freedom of Information, frit, gritting, highways, Highways Agency, ODUG, , open data Open Data Users Group, , open government , OpenStreetMap roads, salt
Andy Mabbett is disappointed by Transport Scotland’s response to his suggestion of a plaque to mark Jordanhill station as the subject of Wikipedia’s one-millionth article.
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Tagged Alemannisch, Arabic, blue plaque, bureaucracy, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, geo:latitude=55.8826, geo:longitude=-4.3246, geotagged, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, latin, million, plaque, Polish, , QRpedia Romanian, Russian, ScotRail, Scottish Transport, Simple English, Spanish, Swedeish, Thai, Transport Scotland, Welsh, wikipedia
Andy Mabbett asks for help automating a large series of find’n’replace operations, which need to be performed monthly, to update the West Midland Bird Club website which he maintains.