Which is the most popular GIS forum or website that's not under the control of our corporate or government overlords?

This place is great for questions and answers, but if I want to have a discussion or in this case a rant about the state of open data access in the GIS community, which is the most popular forum for such things?

p.s Don't worry, I'll be marking this as a community wiki myself ;-)

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    This is a multinational forum so it would be helpful if you say which country's data you want to rant about. We can then direct your vitriol to a suitable location. I'm guessing UK if you are refering to the Ordnance Survey OpenData in your tag? – MappaGnosis May 24 '13 at 6:39
  • All of them ;-) Although anywhere in the EC contributing to INSPIRE will be singled out for special attention! – ChrisInCambo May 24 '13 at 9:13

I don't know if they will welcome rants but if you have questions you could try our sister site https://opendata.stackexchange.com/questions

  • Cool, didn't know about that. – ChrisInCambo May 24 '13 at 9:14

The talk-GB OpenStreetMap lists might be an ok place to discuss open data issues and the like. Even though it is mostly an OpenStreetMap based email list people do talk about OpenData, licensing and so forth. You might want to skim through their archives and see if their is anything relevant and see what kind of things are discussed.

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