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Re: data.gov.* memo

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 23:11:12 +0200
Cc: "eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
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To: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.BARNES@Communities.qld.gov.au>
El 17/06/2009, a las 8:26, Hugh Barnes escribió:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jose M. Alonso
>> Sent: Tuesday, 16 June 2009 5:22 PM
>> To: eGov IG
>> Cc: John Sheridan; Kevin Novak
>> Subject: data.gov.* memo
>> Given the discussions we had so far on data.gov [1] and the recently
>> hints on an upcoming data.gov.uk, and the number of increasing
>> initiatives asking for input from the group, we drafted a memo based
>> on the content of the Note that could serve as the group's
>> high level
>> advice on how to build any data.gov.* site [3].
> I'm really excited by this, but am a tiny bit confused. I can't  
> reconcile the stated audience (governments building data.gov.*  
> sites) with the content, which appears to be aimed at agencies  
> wanting to make their data available, presumably to be aggregated by  
> such sites. (this is also needed, BTW)
> Is this actually advice for data.gov.* builders to pass on to  
> contributing agencies? Have I missed something entirely? Would like  
> to have this clarified before I make some edits.

Good point. I'd say original purpose was a memo on how to put  
government data on the Web, so data.gov.* sites (preferably using data  
from agencies in a federated way and a Linked Data approach) could be  
properly done.

For me, high level summary of memo should read: "best is to put  
government data on the Web as Linked Data" and then "and use it to  
build your data.gov.* this way."

It might need a title change?

-- Jose

>> [1] http://data.gov
>> [2]
>> http://blogs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/digitalengagement/post/2009/
>> 05/22/Information-and-how-to-make-it-useful.aspx
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/data-gov-memo
> Cheers
> Hugh Barnes
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