|Submitted||July 18, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
For all DBMSs owned, maintained, operated, contracted with/through, or supported by the Information Technology - or similar - department(s) within your city, please provide me with the following information:
-Underlying engine (eg, postgres, mysql, mariadb, cockroachdb, Mongodb, Oracle database, sybase, MSAccess, SQL Server, VoltDB, RethinkDB, Chronos, Elasticsearch, etcd, cassandra, etc)
-Names of software that connect to each DBMS
-Names of departments that use information within the DBMS
-Schema of database (preferably, with granularity down to column names)
-Contract identifier for each database, if relevant
I understand that the information respondent to this request may require the creation of new documents - if that will be the case, then please provide me with documents that may contain the information (eg, documentation, contracts, etc). I am also happy to narrow the scope of my request if necessary.
Please also let me know if any help is needed with discovering any DBMS services. My background is in distributed systems systems administration and I can offer technical tips or advice if it would be helpful in any way.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I believe the information respondent to this request outweighs the costs and burden, I would like to kindly request a fee waiver.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Free Our Info, NFP
Good Afternoon Matt:
The City of Boston has received your request for public records. The
Department of Innovation and Technology will review your request and a
response will be provided once that review is complete.
Shawn A. Williams, Esq.
Director of Public Records
Records Access Officer
City of Boston
1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615
Boston, MA 02201
The City of Boston has received your recent correspondence. Your email
does not contain a request for public records; it is a series of
questions. A records custodian is not required to answer questions or
conduct research. After review, it has been determined that there are no
records responsive to your query. Please let us know if you have a specific
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