Implementing such a way to secure the right to information can sometimes be in conflict with human rights Property developer's software. For example, it is possible, when to increase the quality indicators of the programs are specially designed algorithms and methods for storing data that developers 'share' with no one wants, and it is his legal right. In this case, you can resort to the second method of ownership rights to the data. Namely – require the developer simultaneously with the delivery target software to develop and provide special programs – data converters. The purpose of these converters – to ensure the transformation of all stored information (both graphic and semantic) described in external exchange formats.
In this case, preference should be given to commonly used exchange formats – for graphics, and descriptive data – by preserving the existing information code connections between the graphical representation of objects and their semantic descriptions. If the first method does not entail additional cost, the supplier for the design of converters may well ask separate funding. In this case, match the requested price with the cost of the target software, as well as with the price risk of losing information. It is not excluded that, if you're not deeply 'bogged down', have already entered data may be cheaper to re-enter, but in a different information environment. Or is it to pay for the development of the converter. The urgency of the problem of access to data (or 'unloading' of data) increases many times as only raises the question of information interaction between the various utilities, or between services and upper level management hierarchy (municipalities). In any case – try to evaluate yourself the value of your data, based on labor costs for its refinement, storage and entered into the database, as well as possible damage from the loss. Making a decision about buying a particular product, ask yourself: "Who will own my data? Will I be able to use outside software product, which intend to buy? "