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Re: welcome: kick-off telecon on 25 June 2008

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:24:10 +0200
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org, Kevin Novak <kevinnovak@aia.org>
Message-Id: <656803EA-5444-4B87-9024-B59464CDD8BB@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>

Hi Robin,

Thanks for joining the Group and commit some of your time to  
participate.

> ...
> That link is for W3C members only.

The link itself was right, configuration was wrong. Ouch!
Fixed now. Thanks for spotting it.


> There is nothing wrong about that per se but it could be worthwhile  
> to let a larger audience know who is taking part in our upcoming  
> discussions. (As an aside, I think it would be good in general if  
> group membership were public, not just out of a general desire for  
> transparency but also because it can be a good way for members to  
> advertise their participation.)

+1

That was the original purpose but I apparently meshed up with the  
config. Sorry about that.


>> Please, make yourselves familiar with the stuff there and linked  
>> from there. That will make the meetings more productive. Don't  
>> worry if you find it a bit complicated and if you have any doubts,  
>> just drop me an email.
>
> I'd like to add to that: if you haven't participated in a W3C group  
> (or another standards group) previously, some aspects may seem  
> somewhat daunting at first. As Jose says, don't worry if you don't  
> understand some parts of it, it'll come with practice.
>
>> Agenda should be available a couple days in advance and sent to public-egov-ig@w3.org 
>> . Please, feel free to suggest agenda items.
>
> Is it fair to suggest agenda items that were submitted as comments  
> on the charter[0]? The two aspects I am mostly concerned about are  
> the ones to do with planning the group's work so as to meet the  
> chartered deadline and the more general notion of what a good eGov  
> standard is. To put it another way I would like us to try as early  
> as possible to set rough deadlines for publications matching some  
> rough notions of relevance and completeness.

I'm sorry I didn't get to this message before sending the agenda, but  
those are good suggestions that I'd like to discuss when talking about  
scope, etc.

Regarding what makes a good eGov standard, this is a very interesting  
question, ahrd to answer and has many implications. If you are not  
familiar with the ICT Standardization Study ran by the European  
Commission, you might want to:

   http://www.ictstandardisation.eu/

Although I could say a couple things about it tomorrow, Rigo Wenning  
participated in the study and we could ask him to join one of our next  
calls to give an overview if the Group feels it's interesting enough.

Another thing that could be of interest in EU-land is the recent  
launch of the Common Assessment Method for Standards and  
Specifications (CAMMS) initiative by the EC:

   http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7407


> In addition to that I wonder how much this group will need to liaise  
> with other groups. I think it would be useful to figure out as early  
> as possible which external entities this group needs to liaise with  
> so that we might contact them as early as possible.

Also a concern for the Chairs :)
Kevin and I had a call with OASIS yesterday and we'll report to the  
Group on that and others, too.

My personal preference from the very beginning would be to narrow the  
scope as much as possible and try to do less but do it better.


>> I'd appreciate for this first conference if you could confirm  
>> attendance to book the teleconference bridge accordingly.
>
> I will be there.

Thank you!

Best,
Jose.



> Thank you Jose!
>
> [0] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-new-work-comments/2008Apr/0000.html
>
>
> -- 
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> "If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they
> will surely become worms."
>                        -- Henry Miller
>
>
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