I should be fair when I criticize. Forestry is the silent partner of a Wildland Firefighter's world.
There is a grain of truth in it when ppl say that megafires eclipse public understanding of other critical factors that increase danger.
I won't compete with the vast ocean of knowledge available. I have my own views. I spent high school summers in the Santa Cruz mountains and lived next to The Forest of Nisene Marks. There's nothing like hugging a warm comfortably fuzzy redwood.
There's a lot of talk about how public media needs to be made a partner in transparency. I prefer agencies develop their own integrated public information offices.
Let them run their own instances.
There's no intrinsic need for a private filter between a department and the people they serve and insofar that mutual aid is at the table, there's no need for private filters between the agencies, or public access.
There is a lot of namespace and room for business outside of that, as we all know.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko