The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has adopted a
which applies to provision of all National Weather Service
environmental information, including forecasts, warnings, and observations. In June,
that NOAA was taking comments on the proposed policy.
Hundreds of Slashdotters
responded. And it made a difference: NOAA will make its data and products available in internet-accessible, vendor-neutral form and will use other dissemination technologies, e.g. satellite broadcast, NOAA Weather Radio, and wireless, as appropriate
. Congrats to the Slash community for making a difference and helping to set US Govt policy.