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Message 00348: Re: ecfr

Aaron ... there are a lot of privacy folks that wonder if it is good to release that data wholesale. it is public, but I know many of them have huge issues with that.

that said, foia people never answer 20 days on the spot unless you get really lucky. and, there are procedures to escelate that stuff.

In any case, as I might have mentioned, right now my plate is totally full with the ssn audit stuff that got drastically moved up in priority. :) I still have to audit 19 more district courts just in case they ask me for the results.

On Oct 7, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

The social security administration's 20 business days are up and they
still haven't responded to my FOIA for the death masster file.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:
let me get over my ecfr fundraising first. :) in any case, you have a foia request in for the ssa dmf, so let's let the clock tick for 20 days. if we do raise money for the dmf (I'm thinking metaweb might put some cash in for
that), having a foia in hand helps establish that we tried.

sound like a plan?


On Sep 12, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

Yeah, we'll probably be required by law to buy the $6900 version so
that we can get the applicable updates. But if you think you can raise
the money, I'd love to do that.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:

On Sep 12, 2008, at 10:07 AM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

exciting stuff. I put in a FOIA request for NCOA ($5000) and SSA DMF
($1725) but I worry that they'll find an excuse to make me pay...

usps ncoa? good luck. btw, they included a shrinkwrap license agreement
one of their mailings to me, so we should assume we're under a EULA (but,
we extract facts, we are ok).

for ssa dmf, why don't we just buy it and open source it? it is fairly cheap. but, are you sure you don't need the $6,900 product? You also understand that you would be required by law to apply the weekly updates?