Change over to a fully metric system of units

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

Vote Score

1

Age

2464 days


@Floppy edited economy.md - over 6 years ago

Enshrine net neutrality in law, protecting the fundamental principle of the free and open web.

Any data or research that is government funded will be required to be released under the Open Government License, ensuring that public funding equals public ownership. There will be an exception for government loans and innovation investment.

Metric System

We will complete the metrification of the UK started in 1965, but never completed. The remaining uses of imperial units should be phased out and replaced with the modern metric equivalent, as recommended by the UK Metric Association.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 6 years ago

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with kind regards, Paul Robinson

about.me/pauljrobinson

On 28 January 2014 23:26, James Smith [email protected] wrote:


You can merge this Pull Request by running

git pull https://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto metrification

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https://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto/pull/84 Commit Summary - Change over to a fully metric system of units

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@Floppy edited economy.md - over 6 years ago

Any data or research that is government funded will be required to be released under the Open Government License, ensuring that public funding equals public ownership. There will be an exception for government loans and innovation investment.

Metric System

We will complete the metrification of the UK started in 1965, but never completed. The remaining uses of imperial units should be phased out and replaced with the modern metric equivalent, as recommended by the UK Metric Association.

Government Contracts

Ensure worker-owned cooperatives and mutuals are given priority with all government contracts.

We will investigate a form of compulsory purchase aimed at important scientific advancements that would then place those advancements under an open license, encouraging wider use at lower cost.

Of huge importance to the investigation will be the need to establish a method of compensation that the scientific community can trust. Avoiding a chilling effect is essential - the comulsory purchase should be there to aid the adoption of advancements, not stifle research in the first place.

Of huge importance to the investigation will be the need to establish a method of compensation that the scientific community can trust. Avoiding a chilling effect is essential - the comulsory purchase should be there to aid the adoption of advancements, not stifle research in the first place.