Information wrt DBMSs (Information Technology, North Dakota)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Information Technology, North Dakota of Fargo, ND.
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From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Dakota Open 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.

With gratitude,
Matt Chapman,
Free Our Info, NFP

From: Information Technology, North Dakota

Muckrock News,

The City of Fargo is in receipt of your attached open records request.

Although there may be documents responsive to this very broad request for information, to locate and compile the documents would take in excess of 100 hours. The documents would then necessarily be reviewed for determination as to whether or not the content is able to be produced, as much of the information you have requested is exempt and/or confidential as provided by law, or not subject to production due to security concerns. Thus, it is quite possible that there would ultimately be no documents produced in response to the request.

However, the City is entitled to payment in advance for the record search and review. Further, this request is couched in terms of a request for "the following information." The City will comply with Open Records requests and produce documents in existence when appropriate, but it is not required to create documents or compile information in response to the Open Record laws.

If you wish for a Record search to be undertaken, please submit a Cashier's check payable to the City of Fargo in the amount of $2,500. A search for documents responsive to your request will be undertaken upon receipt of payment, and produced if appropriate.

I look forward to your response.

GREGG SCHILDBERGER
Manager of Communications & Public Affairs
The City of Fargo - Commission Offices
200 North Third Street
Fargo, ND 58102
GSchildberger@FargoND.gov<mailto:GSchildberger@FargoND.gov>
701.476.6671 (o) - 701.730.8758 (c)
701.476.4136 (f)

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