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Re: data.gov.* memo

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:35:51 +0200
Cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
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To: Adam Harvey <harvey@thedesignstate.com>
Hi Adam,

El 22/06/2009, a las 1:47, Adam Harvey escribió:
> Hello Jose,
> I'm sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this.

It's ok, thanks for the input.

> 1. I think this is just the sort of deliverable that the group  
> should produce in Year 2. The whitepaper/memo format allows us to  
> target specific areas of interest in a short enough format for  
> others to pay attention to. If the progression of short documents is  
> planned out well enough, it might even be possible to eventually  
> combine them all together into a handbook, or a larger/more robust  
> version of a new Note.


> 2. This particular memo is obviously targeted to someone in a  
> management position. I think that's fine. As we start to produce  
> more specific BPs for the actual implementation of OGD, further  
> papers can fill in the technical gaps, and can be targeted toward  
> the people who will actually get the OGD process in place (how to  
> coordinate acquiring and distributing data, how to make the data  
> findable by human and machine, how to address any security concerns,  
> etc.)

Agree, too.

> 3. The content is necessarily high-level, but I always think that  
> documents of this sort can benefit from one or two concrete or  
> hypothetical examples of the possibilities that OGD opens up for  
> both govs and citizens. Stuff like the Hellenic Shipping maritime  
> traffic mashup [1]. What if there was a version that showed the  
> location of all emergency vehicles in a county, for example, or a  
> map of Social Security offices across the nation. That's the only  
> addition I can think of at the moment.

Impressive mashup.
I don't have a strong opinion about it. For example, if people think  
an example or two would benefit the doc, it's fine.

> Most of the issues I have with the memo are grammatical, and I'm on  
> the ETF, so I'll save that input for a different conversation.


Thanks again,

> [1] http://download.hellenicshippingnews.com/img/all_google_map.html
> Thanks,
> Adam
> On Jun 16, 2009, at 3:22 AM, Jose M. Alonso wrote:
>> Group,
>> Chairs have been discussing how the deliverables of the group could  
>> look alike, balancing technical work with communications and  
>> outreach work; you heard me saying before I think we should put  
>> more emphasis on communicating...
>> 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].
>> We'd like to hear from you if this is the sort of deliverable you'd  
>> like the group to produce in year 2, what kind of audience it could  
>> help and also your thoughts about the content itself.
>> We plan to hold a Chairs call tomorrow but we could also bring this  
>> to the Group call next week.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> 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
>> --
>> Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>    W3C/CTIC
>> eGovernment Lead                  http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/
Received on Monday, 22 June 2009 08:36:41 UTC

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