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Request for meeting from the Netherlands Ministry of Justice September 2010

From: Netherlands Office for Science & Technology <NOST@nost.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:20:47 -0400
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Dear Mr. Hawke, 

 

With great interest the Directorate of Information of the Dutch Ministry
of Justice read about the adoption of the state of Massachusetts of
opens standards in 2003, which triggered the adoption of open standards
and open source by other  states and government. I understood that you
are also very much involved in the open standards through your position
at the World Wide Web Consortium.

 

Ronald Smit, Senior Project Manager of the Directorate of Information
(see his coordinates below) is following an Executive Master of Public
Administration (MPA) at the Netherlands School of Public Policy (NSOB).
During this MPA he will conduct research for his director Bob
Papenhuijzen, CIO of the Ministry of Justice. In this capacity he sent
me a short research proposal (see attachment).

In his research he will compare the approaches and practices of open
standards and open source policies in the US, UK and the Netherlands. An
important question is how to successfully implement open standards and
open source applications? What are the successes and failures so far?

 

Besides these general questions the following specific questions are to
be addressed:

Can Open Source technology be seen as an enabler to:

*         Increasing government transparency?

*         Increasing citizen engagement?

*         Lowering the cost of government operations?

Other questions to be answered:

*         What are the main motives on implementing OSS and standards?

*         What problem(s) must be solved and why?

 

During the period of September 3rd to September 10th Mr. Smit will be in
Massachusetts and he would very much appreciate it to have a discussion
with you on this topic of open standards and to hear how W3.org is
experiencing the open standards. 

 

Coordinates of Mr. Ronald Smit

Senior Project manager 

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Ministerie van Justitie, Directie Informatisering 

Schedeldoekshaven 131 | 2511 EM | Den Haag | K 5-G06 

The Netherlands

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T +31 70 370 67 83 

F +31 70 370 79 12 

M +31 6 48 10 03 08 

r.a.smit@minjus.nl <mailto:r.a.smit@minjus.nl> 

 

Looking forward to hear your response if you and or your colleagues
would be able to meet with Mr. Smit during the above mentioned
timeframe.

I must inform you that I will be absent till July 27th, but I was
wondering if I can contact you by the end of July to discuss a meeting
opportunity.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

 

Barbara Staals

 

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Netherlands Office for Science & Technology

Royal Netherlands Embassy

4200 Linnean Ave., NW  | Washington DC 20008

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T 202-274.2728

nost@nost.org <mailto:nost@nost.org> 

http://www.twanetwerk.nl <http://www.twanetwerk.nl/>  (Dutch only)

http://www.the-netherlands.org <http://www.the-netherlands.org/> 





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