[Linux-aus] Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

Janet Reid lucychili at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 08:11:10 EST 2013

The business logic is problematic I think.

If you require unprecedented amounts of storage and collection/use
bandwidth for all the traffic of all of the things
then it will cost money. It will become a large proportion of
someone's/everyone's budget. Once you have something that is a massive cost
the usual path is to find a way to get return on investment. Monetizing all
the data of all the traffic of all the things becomes the unavoidable need
of people who are required to spend so much on something which otherwise is
not very useful and is very expensive.

When you put it in context with the challenges that libraries and museums
have in saving cultural assets that society wants to use. Finding ways to
host and provide bandwidth for those things is a challenge because funding
is limited. The comparative value of all the traffic to the value of
Australian cultural assets should make it impossible not to save our
creative and scientific and biographic stories. But this is hard to get
money for.

(trainee librarian perspective)
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