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more on eGov naming

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:06:01 +0200
Message-Id: <71599D37-CF2A-4BF0-B0D5-6837F62BAC76@w3.org>
To: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

Just found some more info on ISSUE-3.

* The World Bank has defined it as "E-Government" [1]
* Got a copy of Richard Heeks's "Implementing and Managing  
eGovernment" as such in the title but "e-government" throughout the text
* Skim read a report form the Berkman Center for Internet & Society  
that talks about "electronic government" then "e-government"
* U.S. OMB uses "e-government" [2]
* European Commission uses "eGovernment" [3]

I think that "electronic government" is usable, that "eGovernment" is  
usable, too and that "eGov" means the same in the context of this  
document (this should be probably stated in the doc somewhere at the  
beginning of the doc if not already).

Unless proved wrong, I don't see a normalized way of referring to the  
subject and would leave it as is for now. My second choice due to  
broadest use would be "e-government".

-- Jose

[1] http://go.worldbank.org/M1JHE0Z280
[2] http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/
[3] http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/egovernment/index_en.htm
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