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Re: no F2F3 in 2009 -- Re: Agenda, eGov IG Call, 11 Nov 2009

From: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:29:01 +0100
Message-ID: <7b9ad66d0911120329s4316204ckea02e68d3b2c2a85@mail.gmail.com>
To: david osimo <david.osimo@gmail.com>
Cc: Jose Manuel Alonso <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi!

Open data is gaining a lot of interest in the EU right now. People are
discovering that e-government services may have to be cerated by
citizens as well and that a key enabler for this is access to open
data (the other two being a laptop and programming knowledge).

The current PSI directive (that member states should implement i
national legislation) is rather vague and I hope to see a clerar
definition of "open" data in a forthcoming version. Many agencies in
Sweden provide data, but at a cost. You would have to pay USD 20K to
get a basic digital map. This is why you don't see a FixMyStreet
service here.

Regards,

Peter Krantz
http://www.opengov.se/


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:37, david osimo <david.osimo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jose, all
> I will be in Malmo and happy to debrief. It looks like open data will be a
> key focus, not only in our Open Declaration but also in the official
> statements.
> The recent Visby conference on EU ICT policy gave good priority to open
> data. Hans Rosling of Gapminder was keynote speaker.
> http://www.se2009.eu/en/meetings_news/2009/11/9/visby_agenda_creating_impact_for_an_eunion_2015
> The conclusions of the presidency (the most important document) state that
> 10. EU member states and community institutions should seek to make data
> freely accessible in open machine-readable formats, for the benefit of
> entrepreneurship, research and transparency.
> 11. Access to and reuse of public sector information and data should be
> improved among EU Member States. The domains of data targeted by the
> Directive on the re-use of public sector information should be enlarged.
> Document attached
> Best
> david
>
>> This is our e-government EU strategy, let's make it better! Please endorse
>> the open EU declaration on public services
>> 2.0 www.endorsetheopendeclaration.eu
> david.osimo@gmail.com
> skype, twitter: osimod
> http://egov20.wordpress.com
> mobile: +32-498088323
> On 11 Nov 2009, at 13:10, Jose Manuel Alonso wrote:
>
> Additionally, I should have mentioned that the plans to hold an event in
> Brussels in Nov/Dec as the group's F2F3 have not been successful due to
> workload on our end and on the European Commission's. Our ideas were
> welcomed and we expect to retake conversation soon, likely after the EU
> Ministerial in Malmö <http://www.egov2009.se/> next week. I expect to give a
> more detailed update on the next call.
>
> -- Jose
>
> ps: among other things, I also had to cancel my trip to Malmö. If any of you
> are able to attend, I hope you could debrief us on an upcoming group call.
>
>
>
> El 10/11/2009, a las 9:34, Sheridan, John escribió:
>
> Agenda, eGov IG Call, 11 Nov 2009
>
> 13:00Z (9:00EST, 14:00GMT, 15:00CET)
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Chair: John
>
> 1. Scribe
>
> 2. Agenda adjustments and next meetings [2mins]
>
> + next meeting [25 Nov 2009]
>
> + next scribe
>
> 3. Open Actions [10min]
>
> 4. What's going on / coming up [30mins]
>
> + TPAC 2009
>
> + ISWC
>
> + Open Knowledge Foundation event [13 Nov 2009, London]
>
> + Jurix Conference
>
> 5. Discussion: Government Linked Data, Techniques and Technologies [45mins]
>
> + how does linked data support (non-RDF) data consumers?
>
> + strategies for modelling government data
>
> + essential metadata for Government Linked Open Data (eg VoiD)
>
> + expressing rights and licensing information
>
> + approaches to provenance, authority and trust
>
> + using RDF for Statistical Data
>
>
> Who can participate:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/participation
>
> How to participate:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Teleconferences
>
> Notes,
>
> On the last group call five areas were discussed, as being the main work
> areas for the group over this year:
>
> - Government Linked Data, Techniques and Technologies
>
> - Government Linked Data, Strategies and Success Stories
>
> - Best Practices for using Web Technologies to Deliver Government Services
>
> - Best Practices for Long-Term Government Data Management Issues
>
> - Best Practices in Government Use of Social Media
>
> We agreed we would pick up on one each of these over the next set of group
> calls. This call will be addressing the first of these topics, “Techniques
> and Technologies for Government Linked Data”.
>
>
>
>
>
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