"It is clearly vital for farmers to retain control over their own data,
while equipment manufacturers see this as a resource they can control
and exploit -- for example, by aggregating data from many farms and
selling access to it. People owning agricultural equipment -- or anyone
else -- have until Sunday, 31 May 2020 to make their submissions to the
Commission. It will be a while before the ACCC reports on what it finds,
and after that the battle to enshrine a right to repair in Australian
law will probably take years. But at least the process has begun, which
could give a useful impetus to other efforts around the world to bring
in similar, much-needed legislation."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "well, it’s a start…if you drive a tractor"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics