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From here, summarising BIS contributions to the announced GBP6Bn cuts package:

£18 million by stopping low priority projects like the Semantic web and the SME Adjudicator

That's either data.gov.uk or the funding for the Web Science Institute scuppered (or possibly both), then.

Date: 2010-05-24 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quercus.livejournal.com
It was good enough for H-P 8-(

Date: 2010-05-24 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinguthegreek.livejournal.com
Is this something you expected or is it a shock ?

Date: 2010-05-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
Feared, but not unexpected.

Date: 2010-05-24 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surliminal.livejournal.com
shit! Wendy has clout tho as does tbl of course..

Date: 2010-05-24 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
Fuck. Thanks for the pointer.

Date: 2010-05-24 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnommi.livejournal.com
I read somewhere that N.S. was being "retained" by the gov for data.gov.uk or similar though... what that means, however!?!

Date: 2010-05-24 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
How incredibly, incredibly short-sighted. Having spent a small amount of time working in the government contracting field (UK and now over here in the US), the amount needed for IWS could be saved pretty much instantly by simply tightening up the contracting procurement procedure. Even just a little tiny teeny little bit. The thing is surely this: if we (the UK/Soton/whatever) don't do IWS, someone else will, and soon.


Date: 2010-05-26 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ah-see-argh.livejournal.com
I can't go into details, but it wasn't so long ago that I had the pleasure of witnessing a nice juicy consortium burning resources for breakfast.

Just to leave you well and truly galled, this comes within days of the Reading freakshow fussing about another contrived RFID scenario.

Date: 2010-05-24 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikej-uk.livejournal.com
Lameness :( Somehow the 'big data project' sounds like it'll be 'ask us for data, and we'll send you CSV files'.

Date: 2010-05-24 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theno23.livejournal.com
While it sucks very, very deeply, I can see how it's a non-contraversial way to save a chunk of money.

Date: 2010-05-24 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
True - just a little closer to home than usual.

Date: 2010-05-24 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theno23.livejournal.com
Indeed, and as a semi-impartial observer, I think it's a bad move.

Date: 2010-05-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
Well, duh! ;)

Date: 2010-05-24 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moral-vacuum.livejournal.com
But not as close to home as the BIS cuts are to me...
Edited Date: 2010-05-24 04:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-24 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jorune.livejournal.com
I hope that you are not too badly affected.

Date: 2010-05-24 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] easterbunny.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that. :/


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