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who attacks the weather channel?

When IBM purchased TWC, IBM summarily cancelled our heretofore free weather station monitoring through Wunderground.com<http://wunderground.com>. Instead IBM offered to â??sellâ?? us our own remote data center weather stations information back to us at an exorbitant price. No thank you. We switched everything to Ambient.com<http://ambient.com>.

The idea of Wunderground.com<http://wunderground.com> was free public collection and sharing of useful weather data to vastly increase the density of coverage over commercial services. Itâ??s a pity IBM, who otherwise supports open source through itâ??s vast Linux contributions, couldnâ??t see that.

During the Santa Barbara fires last year, our weather station on Gibraltar Peak was the one source firefighting helicopter pilots had to obtain ridge wind speeds, which was critical to their operation. Neither the NWS nor TWC or IBM is willing to invest in critical public information infrastructure. Iâ??m a capitalist, but I donâ??t believe destroying the good works of others is ultimately profitable.


On Apr 18, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Fred Baker <fredbaker.ietf at gmail.com<mailto:fredbaker.ietf at gmail.com>> wrote:

According to this, Weather Underground was purchased by the Weather Channel and firmed â??The Weather Companyâ??, and that was in turn purchased by IBM last year.


Sent using a machine that autocorrects in interesting ways...

On Apr 18, 2019, at 8:38 AM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com<mailto:morrowc.lists at gmail.com>> wrote:

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr<mailto:bortzmeyer at nic.fr>> wrote:

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 03:16:34PM +0000,
Kain, Rebecca (.) <bkain1 at ford.com<mailto:bkain1 at ford.com>> wrote
a message of 69 lines which said:


May be these people?


I think WU was actually bought by weatherunderground...

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