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Re: Environmental LOD [was: Re: New Charter]

From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 06:32:43 +1100
Message-Id: <CBFA18AB-5713-42F0-8ECD-2802123F1CAE@e-beer.net.au>
Cc: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
+1 the focus needs to be e-Gov, not just LOD.

Chris Beer (iPhone)

On 24/11/2010, at 4:32, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:

> I am interested in continuing participation in this group. I think
> having a w3c group that's focused on the use of web technologies in
> government is incredibly important.
> However, I am not interested in the group focusing exclusively on
> Linked Data (aka RDF, SPARQL). I think we need to look at the role of
> egov in the web ecosystem in a holistic and pragmatic way. For
> example, I am interested in promoting the the thoughtful use of feed
> syndication in egov. This seems to fall outside the scope of what
> people typically mean when they say Linked Data. Yet I think
> syndication is incredibly important when it comes to timely
> distribution of egov information.
> I'm also interested in getting government institutions to embrace
> putting their "hugged" databases online, with thoughtful use of URLs,
> with machine (as well as human) readable data at those URLs, so that
> we can start to get more "registries" online. Once people have made
> the leap to putting their data online, with persistent cool URLs, then
> we can start talking RDF, etc.
> Perhaps I'm jumping to conclusions that there would ever be such a
> focus exclusively on Linked Data. I thought I heard rumblings of
> rechartering with a focus on Linked Data, and I would like to go on
> record as opposing that sort of move -- if it were to be proposed :-)
> //Ed
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