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Re: Draft - Publishing Government Data Online (was e: Raw-data-now)

From: Jose Manuel Alonso <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:54:26 +0100
Cc: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Daniel Bennett <daniel@citizencontact.com>
Message-Id: <8534928B-4838-44E6-9C99-46287AE6DEDA@fundacionctic.org>
To: chris-beer@grapevine.net.au
Hi Chris, all,

Not sure I responded to this one. I'm finding a few messages that fell  
through the cracks. Apologies.

I think we should show progress on this one. This might well be a  
deliverable of the group as a whole (improved by the work of the  
various subgroups) or a deliverable of the [DataMgmt] project.

-- Jose


El 02/02/2010, a las 13:38, Chris Beer escribió:
> Hi Jose, Ed, all
>
> I do remember that Jose :) I refer someone around here to that gem  
> every couple of days (you'd think he'd take the time to book mark  
> it! (Semantic joke - ;P ). Seriously though - I'm wondering if a) Ed  
> means a real step-by-step how-to on datasets and metadata  
> specifically as opposed to the more general nature of the Draft doc  
> we've got and b) with regards to the Draft doc - either way we  
> really should make a priority effort (when we're not working Project  
> items) to finalise it. What's left to be done on it - Editing?  
> Review? RFC?
>
> Prehaps if we formalised it sooner than later as "Stable Version 1"  
> published in the IG space, we could actually start using the working  
> draft in the Wiki space and go ahead and make it a living document  
> in that sense, with regular releases/updates and say, 6 month  
> version milestones? Similiar say to how W3C standards are developed.
>
> My real concern at this point is that (for instance) a search on  
> "Publishing Open Government Data" and W3C returns over 100,000  
> search results - this document is seeing wide dissemination, and VEY  
> likely citation. The quicker we formalise a first stable version out  
> of draft, the better IMO.
>
> I'm eager and willing to get the ball rolling here, as I'm sure  
> Daniel, Adam, yourself and others likely are. While it is probably  
> worth discussing as an agenda item in the next telecon, there is no  
> reason we can't kick things off now - discussion in a formal meeting  
> environment doesn't equal action necessarily, and technically IG  
> members are within scope to start editing on the Wiki if I don't  
> miss my mark. So who's up for it! *puts up hand and looks around the  
> list*
>
> This document has obviously become a cornerstone of our work as far  
> as the online public is concerned. I think we owe to our  
> "stakeholders" to keep it up to date and more than a draft. It will  
> also serve as a great overview page potentially linking in for all  
> of the Projects, and associated supporting documents (such as the  
> PDF how-to guide) that the IG produces.
>
> Cheers as always
>
> Chris
>
> On 2/02/2010 9:19 PM, Jose Manuel Alonso wrote:
>> El 01/02/2010, a las 23:27, chris-beer@grapevine.net.au escribió:
>>>> Is there room in the working groups plans to publish a w3c note  
>>>> that
>>>> outlines simple recipes for making government datasets and their
>>>> metadata available on the web?
>>>>
>>>> //Ed
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I think that a lot of the TF projects will cover this in some  
>>> regard - it
>>> certainly then should be easy to collate that information into a  
>>> single
>>> piece of documentation. As to whether it would achieve note status  
>>> lies
>>> with the Chairs I'm guessing.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>
>> I think this is a great idea and much needed.
>>
>> Remember the IG published a first draft back in September:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-gov-data-20090908/
>>
>> I hope we'll see it as a group note sometime in the future.
>>
>> -- Josema
>>
>>
>
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