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Wiki edits on data.gov.*

From: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.BARNES@Communities.qld.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:10:05 +1000
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To: "eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi

I've made some edits and scribbled a few notes on the data.gov.* memo Jose started.[1]

I'd like to take a step back and think about this structurally. What follows is some disjoint thoughts.

I think it will need to drill down to implementation specifics, though we can probably hide the details behind hyperlinks if that gets in the way of content flow.

The sections I see at the moment are:
* make the case for doing it, and doing it properly - lots of explanations and examples of network effects and so on
* what to publish
* exploration of formats etc (how)

We could also cover each principle, followed immmediately by implementation advice.

Knowing the difficulty many agencies have in adapting, the whole document should accept that interim and partial steps will be more likely to be followed, but also plot the roadmap from there to the ideal state. It should contain clear steps for different types of data and organisational capabilities. Linking to the planned "OGD patterns" resources might address this.

Lots of ways to cut this document. Would like to hear feedback on its current state and some of the ideas presented above.

Cheers

Hugh Barnes
Resource Discovery Officer
Disability Services Queensland / Department of Communities
+61 7 324-74533

[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/index.php?title=Data-gov-memo&oldid=1404 (archive permalink)



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