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RE: FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT: FW: please review and edit "Projects", wiki note

From: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:25:15 -0500
Message-ID: <4F65F8D37DEBFC459F5A7228E5052044A02EF3@DATCENTRALSRV.datcentral.local>
To: "Thomas Bandholtz" <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>, "Novak, Kevin" <KevinNovak@aia.org>
Cc: "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I must disagree with you on this point.  There is a fundamental
different between being able to point at "some data" in "some format"
and knowing that we can query, traverse and understand the data and
The value proposition for visibility of information in open government
demands the type of commitment to standards.  We need an internet data
model to support this vision.  We published some thoughts on this here:
Should it be RDF?  At this point I don't see any other alternative on
the table.  We know that the various formats you enumerate can be
normalized to an RDF format.  This will give government the "data cloud"
that is the visibility of information relating to or produced by
Normalizing on an RDF data cloud does not mean you can't have other
forms of data that may be more tuned to the data source, but lets also
have the RDF rendition.

Cory Casanave

-----Original Message-----
From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Bandholtz
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 2:43 AM
To: Novak, Kevin
Cc: eGovIG IG
Subject: Re: FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT: FW: please review and edit
"Projects", wiki note

Hi Kevin,

allthough most projects may be set well one by one, I am not so happy
about distinguishing OGD (Open Government Data) from GLD (Government
Linked Data) the way you do.

GLD is just one (RDF based) kind  of representing OGD. Other
representations may be based on the named formats of OGD "XML, CSV,
custom data formats, and/or Web APIs". To make this more confusing: RDF
may be serialized in a XML syntax, so GLD would be OGD if not serialized
in Turtle?

I would rather distinguish the general strategic topics of OGD in
whatever technical format from the more specific topics related to some
technical pattern.


Novak, Kevin schrieb:
> All,
> We are intending to finalize the project/task that we reviewed on the
> last two calls at the upcoming IG call next week. Please take the time
> to review over the next several days and  ensure your voices are
> Sandro will work with you directly if you cannot access/edit the wiki.
> Please email him at sandro@w3.org.
> http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Projects
> Again, we NEED your input. 
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sandro Hawke
> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:32 PM
> To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
> Subject: please review and edit "Projects", wiki note
> A reminder: please take a look at
>     http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Projects
> and fill in your name, and other information, where you have something
> to add.
> If you're logged in to the wiki and still can't edit the page, it
> probably means the wiki hasn't yet been told you're a member of the
> group.  If this happens, send me an e-mail with your wiki login.
>     -- Sandro

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