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Re: spelling of eGovernment -- Re: Group Note FPWD is done

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 13:43:03 +0100
Cc: "Dr D.C.Misra" <dc_misra@hotmail.com>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2E62FBAC-1D50-4F93-A81A-4C0DA5CA8CAF@w3.org>
To: "Jose M. Alonso" <josema@w3.org>
Not that I have a strong opinion on this one yet, but please note that  
the Activity at W3C is called: eGovernment so we also need to be  
consistent with it, too, or think if we should rename it later in time  
(e.g. if re-chartering it).

I have noticed several big companies changing the name of their  
eGovernment units and using now "public sector".

-- Jose


El 06/03/2009, a las 13:39, Jose M. Alonso escribió:
> Attaching this one to ISSUE-3
>
> El 05/03/2009, a las 20:48, Dr D.C.Misra escribió:
>
>> ---Original Message-----
>> From: Jose M. Alonso [mailto:josema@w3.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 9:04 PM
>> To: Dr D.C.Misra
>> Subject: Re: Group Note FPWD is done
>>
>> Dear Dr D.C.Misra,
>>
>> Thanks for your comments. Could you please forward them to the
>> <public-egov-ig@w3.org
>>> ? This is required for them to be taken into consideration (see
>> status section of the document).
>>
>> Best,
>> Jose.
>>
>>
>>
>> El 04/03/2009, a las 9:58, Dr D.C.Misra escribió:
>>
>>> I do not feel comfortable with the spelling of e-government as
>>> "eGovernment," much worse at the beginning of a sentence. This is
>>> grammatically wrong. (Similarly "eGov" is not in order. Which word
>>> does it
>>> abbreviate- e-government or e-governance? Secondly, inter-changeable
>>> use of
>>> e-government and electronic government (and, by extension, digital
>>> government) do not make for "smooth" reading. I think it may be
>>> useful to
>>> stick to only one term, namely, e-government though digital
>>> government may
>>> be more correct technically. The term electronic government could
>>> perhaps be
>>> avoided altogether as it makes e-government to be a 50:50 affair
>>> between "e"
>>> and government. On the contrary, the term e-government gives 1/11
>>> weight to
>>> "e" and (overwhelming) weight of 10/11 to government (going by
>>> number of
>>> letters) which appears more appropriate. I am not aware of any
>>> guideline/practice or standard laid down in this regard by W3C in
>>> which case
>>> its guideline/practice or standard no doubt has to be followed in
>>> this paper
>>> too.
>>>
>>> Dr D.C.Misra
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
>>> ]
>>> On Behalf Of Jose M. Alonso
>>> Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 3:39 PM
>>> To: eGov IG
>>> Subject: Group Note FPWD is done
>>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> It has been a very intense weekend. Some of us, namely Kevin, John  
>>> and
>>> me have been working until the very last minute on developing the
>>> final draft. We have worked on the document until yesterday night,
>>> then called it done.
>>>
>>> Final document is a snapshot of the current Editor's Draft [1] and  
>>> we
>>> are requesting publication on March 10; comments will be welcomed
>>> until April 26.
>>>
>>> Thanks John, Oscar, Daniel and Owen for providing content for the
>>> document. Very special thanks to Kevin for bearing with me over the
>>> last couple days and a great editorial work.
>>>
>>> I think the document is quite solid but no doubt that with the  
>>> help of
>>> others it could be greatly improved, so do not hesitate to send
>>> comments or offering authoring help.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jose.
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/Group/docs/note
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>    W3C/CTIC
>>> eGovernment Lead                  http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/
>>>
>>>
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