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Re: Wiki edits on data.gov.*

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:22:39 +0200
Cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Rachel Flagg <rachel.flagg@hud.gov>
Message-Id: <99F733C5-1C1B-4C13-B942-F29E81547256@w3.org>
To: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.BARNES@Communities.qld.gov.au>
El 22/06/2009, a las 7:10, Hugh Barnes escribió:
> Hi
>
> I've made some edits and scribbled a few notes on the data.gov.*  
> memo Jose started.[1]

Thanks!


> 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.

Although this is interesting, I wouldn't add the details in that  
document. Those would be very likely the "Design Patterns for Open  
Government Data" we mentioned a couple times before.

I don't think we could hide them behind hyperlinks yet since it will  
take us a while to get them done.


> 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.

We probably need to think agin in terms of target audience. For me,  
that document is not intended for implementors.

I very much hope the ETF could come up soon with a "card" or  
"template", as Rachel mentioned, that would need to be filled before  
starting docs, stating intended audience among other things.


> 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.

Agree!


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

Yup... I hope others will send comments, too.
I know ETF plans to take on Charter and White Paper as agreed with  
Chairs but hope more people from IG comment on the content and ETF  
could add this one to the list of deliverables soon.

I think we should also set a deadline for comments for this document  
and upcoming ones so ETF could take on those consistently after  
deadlines.

-- Jose


> Cheers
>
> Hugh Barnes
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> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/index.php?title=Data-gov-memo&oldid=1404 
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