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Re: EU/IE Update

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 07:41:51 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <989974.54291.qm@web112615.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: chris-beer@grapevine.net.au
Cc: "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
As I have no standing with any Governments, (not to say I'm not taxed by mine), I think you are right Chris [1].

If I had a wish, it would be a clear statement from Governments that first, their output is Public Domain [2], and further, that the information is a uniquely true copy, meaning Authorized in the sense of Copyright. That Governments should not play favorites in the Private Sector is clear.  But, that "system" can be gamed if the volume of data output exceeds the common citizens' ability to consume the data.  A toll booth or a silo are not differently bad for the web.  I think there is a general problem that the Law governing a toll booth (governed by Copyright Law) and a silo (governed by UNCLOS [3]) is bound to have a few weak spots.  But I also think the problem needs to be bound together and confronted, not resolved in detail by a priesthood of specialists.

--Gannon 

[1] http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
[2] http://creativecommons.org/choose/mark/
[3] http://www.un.org/Depts/los/

--- On Sat, 11/20/10, Chris Beer <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au> wrote:

> From: Chris Beer <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au>
> Subject: Re: EU/IE Update
> To: "Gannon Dick" <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:52 PM
> 2) Creative Commons cc by-sa?
> 
> On 11/21/2010 6:07 AM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> > I updated the XML data bases at<http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/shp/> 
> to include
> >
> > * [European Union Trade and Administration] XML
> (Federated by Host Country)
> > nb. EU Agencies and principal institutions are spread
> out
> >
> > * [Ireland] XML (Federated by Statistical Reporting
> Area)
> > nb. Apologies to the Border Region.  I used Sligo
> for the "Capital" since a triangulation was not in the
> Republic of Ireland and would be very confusing.  This
> is exactly why such maps are useful, IMHO.
> >
> > 1. I may have to start referring to these as 0.01 Star
> Maps (see Linked Data App Challenge Task Force Meeting
> below).  They are intended as a bridge between
> clickable maps and text.
> >
> > 2. They carry a "found it on the street"
> license.  Surely DERI or the W3C have a better idea.
> >
> > --Gannon
> >
> >
> > --- On Fri, 11/19/10, Sandro Hawke<sandro@w3.org> 
> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Sandro Hawke<sandro@w3.org>
> >> Subject: minutes of Linked Data App Challenge Task
> Force Meeting
> >> To: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)"<public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> >> Date: Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:08 AM
> >> It was mostly me and Michael
> >> Hausenblas catching up on the state of the
> >> linked data world, but there was some scribed
> business:
> >>
> >> See:
> >> http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/meeting/Project_3/2010-11-19
> >>
> >>      -- Sandro
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 


      
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