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Re: open declaration on EU public services 2.0

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0400
To: "Jose Manuel Alonso" <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: "David Osimo" <david.osimo@gmail.com>, "Metagovernment Startup Committee" <start@metagovernment.org>, "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, <info@europeandigitalmedia.org>
Message-id: <3DFBA057A91D41BDBE6458AFFC98DE22@OwenAmburPC>
Yes, Jose, I understand there is only so much that any of us as individual 
"outsiders" can do.  However, in many cases, I believe we fail to do that 
which *is* within our power ... because it is easier just to "speak our 
minds" (or "vote") within our various in-groups and leave it at that.

One of the primary purposes of the emerging StratML standard is to enable 
those who have common interests (goals and objectives) to more easily 
discover each other and work together more effectively in pursuit of those 

It would be good if those who believe strongly in this issue were to be 
thinking about and documenting on the Web (preferably in a standard format 
like StratML) the next "steps" (objectives) that can be taken, beyond 
publishing the declaration and seeking endorsements, to make progress toward 
realization of the desired outcomes.

For example, are there any plans to have voters in each jurisdiction ask 
their candidates for elective office not only to endorse the declaration but 
also to pledge to work toward its implementation, if elected?  Any plans to 
try to engage the news media in asking the candidates for their views on the 
declaration?  To try to engage these folks as partners in the effort --  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Newspaper_Publishers_Association & 
http://europeandigitalmediaassociation.org/ -- as well as others?

Needless to say, to the degree that any such plan(s) may emerge, I will be 
happy to document it (them) in StratML format.

BTW, if EDiMA has a strategic plan, I'd like to include it in the StratML 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jose Manuel Alonso" <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
To: "Owen Ambur" <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Cc: "David Osimo" <david.osimo@gmail.com>; "Metagovernment Startup 
Committee" <start@metagovernment.org>; "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: open declaration on EU public services 2.0

El 16/10/2009, a las 4:11, Owen Ambur escribió:
> Jose, the declaration is now available in StratML format at 
> http://xml.gov/stratml/index.htm#Other or, more specifically, 
> http://xml.gov/stratml/ODEPS.xml

Thanks, Owen.

> I look forward to seeing it progress beyond the  "voting" (endorsement) 
> phase to the implementation phase (in the  form of a performance plan).

Hm... we are a group of outsiders, so implementing what is there is
not (unfortunately) a decision we can take but if successful enough I
hope the European Commission and Member States will do :)

-- Jose

> Owen
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jose Manuel Alonso" 
> <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org
> >
> To: "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Cc: "David Osimo" <david.osimo@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:11 PM
> Subject: open declaration on EU public services 2.0
>> Hi all,
>> You probably remember me talking about this project a while ago on  the 
>> co-creation of a alternate declaration to the usual official  one by a 
>> (crazy) group of volunteers. David also commented about  the project on 
>> this list recently.
>> We are now on the last phase and the declaration is up and open to 
>> those who'd like to endorse it:
>>  http://www.endorsetheopendeclaration.eu/
>> Kudos to David et al!
>> Cheers,
>> Jose.
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 18:49:08 UTC

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