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Re: Public meeting agendas, minutes and XML

From: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:43:03 -0500
Message-ID: <3692c5810910151043i106304e8ldcd9bf5e1ae55f25@mail.gmail.com>
To: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: countculture@googlemail.com
Great stuff everyone. Speaking of the UK, I was excited to find this
interesting site - http://openlylocal.com - digging in with scrapers and
sharing meeting and document data across multiple council already.

I should know within a few weeks if working on this idea will receive the
funding required for me to spend some real time connecting the dots.

In the meantime, imagine I am drafting the human language document on the
who, what, why, when, where, scenarios for use, outcomes imagined based on
the use of geo-aware public meeting data, etc. that would go to you with the
XML/RDFa/XHTML drafting skill set to get into the nitty gritty, what do you
need from me?

Is there is a great example of a less technical document out there that has
set the agenda effectively for collaborative work on the technical guts you
suggest emulating? My thought is to outline in detail what end services and
features we want to make possible from public meeting data to spark a wide
ranging discussion that informs the process. What I am not familiar with is
whether there is a recommended process for this so the conversation connects
the "better governance folks" with technology folks engaged in better
governance work in a connected conversation early in the process.

Steven Clift

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Received on Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:43:38 UTC

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