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Re: Storm the BSI!

Subject: Re: Storm the BSI!
From: Paul Hawksford
Date: Mar 18 2006 09:56:02
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I agree. In order to carry out my work I pay for
insurance, fuel, computer, etc, tax deductable in most
instances, stuff like books, workshops and research
papers, these are all acceptable overheads. The upside
however, is that fees increase as more detail is
applied, the strapped for cash developer foots the
bill. 120.00 squid is nowt compared to what other
professions pay for similar types of required data.
Complain to my MP, jeez like I ain't got a life
anymore!! 

Paul H.

--- Scott Cullen <dscottcul@xxxx.net> wrote:


______________________________________________________________________
TEP Seminar V ? TREE MORPHOLOGY
FINAL PLACES NOW AVAILABLE ? Ashton Court, Bristol -
23rd & 24th March
Dr Pierre Raimbault - Use of Tree Architecture as a
Basis for Tree
Assessment
Dr Milena Martenkov - Understanding Branch & Root
Architecture
Dr David Lonsdale - Tree Morphology &Tree Assessment
& Management
www.treeworks.co.uk/seminars,
seminars@xxxxxxxxxx.co.uk or 0117 XXXX XXX

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I think the answer is fairly straight forward.  ODPM
is a tax funded government ministry.  Their msiion
is to distribue guidance.

As I understand it most of these standards bodies
are for profit ventures.  They don't give it away as
a download becuase then fewer people would buy the
printed version.  I really think it uis just that
simple.  They may have obtained some government
charter monopoly but they still seem allowed to make
the money.  It may be onerous or distatsteful but it
is what it is.  Would you say to somebody else in
business, "why don't you give me your product for
free," "why don't you lower your margin to benefit
me?"

It seems similar to the acdemic journal publshers. 
You pay more per page as a non-subscriber for a
download than you would for a hard copy re-print. 
We may not like it but it is what it is.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pete Hughes 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 1:19 PM
  Subject: Re: Storm the BSI!


 

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  Yep, totally agree with you here Jerry. I really
do not understand why 
  BS5837, 3998 etc. cannot be available to download
free of charge, like 
  many other documents such as the TPO guidance on
the ODPM website. At 
  £3.53 a page (I just worked it out ;-) ) the cost
to buy BS5837 is 
  ludicrous.

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