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RE: Agenda for tomorrow

From: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:43:15 +0100
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I had a quick look at the use case template at

I think it is really good to have such a template so that use cases
become more comparable.

I have some comments though:

1. The questions refer to undifferentiated "data" -- maybe we can add a
question to ask which domain(s) the data covers. We should also ask
about the data types and formats, and about data and metadata standards
they use, if any.

2. The questions refer also to "Open Data" -- sometimes use cases may be
related to non-open data, for example data that is exchanged between
agencies. Are we indeed limiting the scope exclusively to data that
published under an open licence?

3. Questions 3 and 4 focus on 'citizens' -- maybe the questions could be
rephrased to ask the data publisher which audiences they target; these
will probably be technical developers, transparency advocates, the press
or companies that want to re-use the data for some purpose, rather than
the general citizen.

4. In question 3, there is an implied perspective that "data" is
published in a certain format (which?) and that the source data is
converted from other formats. Is this always the case? And what is "web"
as other form? We are here looking at "Data on the Web", so why would
"web" be another form?

5. In various questions (e.g. 9, 19, 22) it is implied that we're
looking mostly at city-based or at least localised initiatives. I don't
think we should limit it to that. At the moment, I am contacting people
who run initiatives that involve international networks of data
providers and aggregators, and initiatives that have a national or
transnational focus, and I don't think we should exclude such cases.

Happy to discuss.

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