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    Re: Almanac Heaven
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Mar 29, 20:07 +0100

    Frank asked, a couple of weeks ago, about almanacs-
    | Speaking of which, what does the British printing look like  these days?
    As far as I know, the Nautical Almanac is only available in one version. This has card covers, 183 x
    270 mm, glued rather than sewn. It holds quite well together, when subjected to a lot of (mis)use.
    Don't know how well it would survive getting wet.
    The printed text and page size are presumably identical to the US version, nearly all of which
    originates in the UK.
    There is only the government-produced version, not a commercial version as in the US.
    Unfortunately, in the UK many government agencies have been told to behave commercially, and to
    maximise their return from data which has been collected by government bodies as a public duty, and
    on which they hold a monopoly. Such data are jealously guarded in terms of copyright, and only
    licensed out after appropriate payment. This applies to the Almanic Office, to the Hydrographic
    Office for charts and tide predictions, to the Ordnance Survey for landmaps, even to the weather
    forecast. The US approach is much more enlightened.
    HM Almanac Office claims worldwide copyright for all the contents, except for those small portions
    originating in the US. I would like to know what the copyright notice states, that's issued with the
    US version.
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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