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Re: Introduction and good news, hopefully

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:13:39 +0200
Cc: <vagner@nic.br>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <99055CBC-4A97-46EF-9704-14ED7E40A234@w3.org>
To: "Novak, Kevin" <KevinNovak@aia.org>
Ditto. Fantastic news.
We should also see a similar Spanish version done by W3C.es very soon  
now. I think the plan is to send several issues to high-level  
government executives across Spain. I'll let you know when I get more  

-- Jose

El 19/08/2009, a las 2:14, Novak, Kevin escribió:

> Vagner,
> That is wonderful news on all fronts and thank you for your efforts  
> and championing the group's work.
> I am looking forward to seeing the pilot projects move forward and  
> wish you great success. We are here to help.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org <public-egov-ig-request@w3.org>
> To: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Tue Aug 18 19:40:04 2009
> Subject: Introduction and good news, hopefully
> Hello all,
> my name is Vagner Diniz. I am the head of W3C Brazil Office. I have  
> worked with e-government for long time before my assignment to W3C  
> in Brazil. I have been following all IG e-mail exchange and I wish  
> to congratulate all of you for the great job you have been doing.  
> Eventhough I could not participate during the last semester due to  
> Office projects time consuming and due to our fully support to a  
> large Brazilian e-gov Conference, I have good news regarding to IG  
> deliverables:
> 1) we have just translated and printed a Portuguese version of the  
> document "“Improving access to government through better use of the  
> Web”. It is also available in PDF file at: http://www.w3c.br/divulgacao/pdf/gov-web.pdf 
> , with all due credit at pages 2 and 7. Over 500 issues was  
> distributed during the last e-Gov Conference.
> 2) as a result of this document and the talks spreading the open  
> data message we are negotiating to start two pilot projects on open  
> government data. The most promised one is with the State of Sao  
> Paulo Agency of Data Analisys which collects data and produces stats  
> for the State since the end of 19th century. They want to start by  
> using CSV files and moving on slowly to use XML, RDF and linked data  
> in the future. I am sure I will need all kind of support from you.
> I hope I will be able to join to some of next conference calls. As  
> from tomorrow already. I will join a bit late. I hope to learn a lot  
> from you. Eventhough we have not that much to contribute in the  
> discussions, especially because of the language, I hope our project  
> can bring some insights in the future.
> Congratulations again.
> Vagner.
> Vagner Diniz
> W3C Brazil Office
> manager
> a CGI.br/NIC.br initiative
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 09:14:23 UTC

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