Bruce Joffe puts it plainly:

Many GIS professionals, users of public agency GIS databases, and advocates for transparency in government through accessible data records are concerned that this decision, if it stands, would enable many more counties to charge restrictive prices for their GIS databases.

This is my warning to all those who think they are smarter than they really are. The tides, they be a changing how people are using data, eventually you’ll drown if you don’t ride with them. That is all…

If I worked for Orange County, I’d kill myself…