Source: USGS

Jan 23, 2018 • In this USGS Landsat in Action video, Barbara Ryan, Director of GEO talks about the distribution of Landsat data, starting in 1972, and ultimately transitioning to the free and open policy of today.

A quote to note from this interview with Barbara Ryan:
“The data policy for Landsat was a paradigm shift for the world. There is no doubt about it.”