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Re: Radio

From: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:59:22 -0400
To: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Cc: public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF0DE69A05.3BFC8F91-ON85257E19.006D5CA0-85257E19.006DCE70@us.ibm.com>

well sure, but almost every radio station on earth is broadcast on the web.
I regularly listen to Danish and German radio in the car via bluetooth from
my smartphone to my car.

Don't you listen to radio on the web?

Best Regards,

Steve

Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"


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  |Steven Adler/Somers/IBM@IBMUS                                                                                                                     |
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  |public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>                                                                                                            |
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This strikes me as important work but way beyond even W3C's scope. I don't
see sharing data over the radio as relevant to publishing data on the web.
It's a different medium and will have different needs, worth an entire set
of best practices of their own. The recordings could be made available on
the web, and it will make sense to apply best practices for data sharing to
them, but I don't think our best practices should be driven by this
particular use case any more than they are driven by publishing in PDF. It
may be the best way to publish in some locales, but it's certainly not the
best way to publish for reuse.
-Annette

On Mar 31, 2015, at 7:11 AM, Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> I am working with several governments in Africa on Open Data.  In these
countries, internet penetration is at about 10-15%.  Illiteracy is between
45%-70%, depending on the region and country.  The principal tool for
communication is radio.  Even in the most remote farm regions, every farm
has a radio and more than a billion people tune in to radio shows the way
the West did in the 1930's and 40's.
>
> In these countries, we will use Radio as the communication tool for
informing the public about Open Data and I want to make sure we include
this communication medium as a "file type" in which metadata must also be
communicated.  This requirement is bi-directional.
>
> Outbound, it is necessary to build best practices in how metadata, data
processing, discovery, and retention rules are communicated over radio to
the public.  In many of these nations (and in many of our own as well)
distrust of government is universal and Open Data from government will be
distrusted by default.  Metadata will be key to conversations about the
Data that helps build public trust in the information.
>
> Inbound, many Open Data portals will publish MP3 files containing the
radio broadcasts and podcasts about the Open Data and our Best Practices
must also apply to these file types.
>
> I hope to add television broadcasts in the future, but radio is probably
enough for v1 of our recommendations.
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> Please let me know what you think.
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> Best Regards,
>
> Steve
>
> Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"
>








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