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Re: IG future? [was: Re: Environmental LOD [was: Re: New Charter]]

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:54:58 +0000
To: <vanEngers@uva.nl>
CC: 'Thomas Bandholtz' <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, W3C eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C9128362.179B1%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>

> As long as we address eGov and are not overtaken again by the LOD maffia, you
> can count me in.

Interesting. LOD Mafia. Need to add it to my collection. Linked Data police
[1] is already in it. Any others?

Cheers,
      Michael

[1] 
http://richard.cyganiak.de/blog/2009/11/whats-in-a-name-and-the-linked-data-
police/

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> From: <vanEngers@uva.nl>
> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:46:13 +0000 (GMT)
> To: "josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org" <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>,
> "MCrompton@iispartners.com" <MCrompton@iispartners.com>
> Cc: 'Thomas Bandholtz' <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>, Ed Summers
> <ehs@pobox.com>, W3C eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: RE: IG future? [was: Re: Environmental LOD [was: Re: New Charter]]
> Resent-From: W3C eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:48:35 +0000
> 
> As long as we address eGov and are not overtaken again by the LOD maffia, you
> can count me in.
> 
> Prof. dr. Tom M. van Engers
> Professor in Legal Knowledge Management
> University of Amsterdam/Faculty of Law
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> ------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Jose M. Alonso" <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
> To: "MCrompton@iispartners.com" <MCrompton@iispartners.com>
> Subject: IG future? [was: Re: Environmental LOD [was: Re: New Charter]]
> 
> Hi Malcolm, all, 
> 
> It's so good to see several of the old time contributors to this list
> discussing again. Wonderful. I hope we could build on that renewed energy.
> 
> El 24/11/2010, a las 05:14, Malcolm Crompton escribió:
> I agree with Ed, strongly.  The eGov interest group was started in order to
>> connect to policy makers as well as other communities and this element has
>> not been very visible for some time.  Policy makers are often only just
>> coming to grips with the issues and need help at many levels.
> 
> A very strong +1 from me. This is where, IMHO, the group excelled. I was
> talking to someone the other day who congratulated me for the first Note we
> published as he learned about it in the references section of the UN eGov 2010
> Index.
> 
> It is my understanding the eGov Activity won't be just LOD, but that a LOD
> related WG (GLDWG) would be started within this Activity and that the IG would
> stay somehow. Said that, DO NOT underestimate the time commitment issue we
> faced (and are still facing), the "willingness meets reality check", i.e. I
> myself would love this happen but it's VERY tough for me to find the time
> cycles needed for it...
> 
> I have to apologize again as an IG co-Chair for not being as active as I
> should be. My time is really packed of Open Data projects (fortunately, I
> should say, in this crisis times) and the lessons learned there proved so far
> there's *also* strong need for a LOD-focused one.
> 
> Cheers,
> Josema.
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Jose M. Alonso
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> co-Chair, eGovernment Interest Group, W3C
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> 
> 
> 
>> To illustrate with the Australian example, have a look at the new Office of
>> the Australian Information Commissioner which commenced operations on 1
>> November, www.oaic.gov.au.  It incorporates the previous Office of the
>> Privacy Commissioner and takes over a series of Freedom of Information
>> functions but also has a brand new responsibility for government information
>> policy at the Federal level here.  They are feeling their way and also know
>> the mountains of (passive) resistance they will meet on the way to open
>> government and open data.
>> 
>> More precisely, have a look at the Issues Paper that they have released,
>> which is still open for public comment.  Input from this group or its
>> members would be welcomed with open arms.  The issues paper is online at
>> www.oaic.gov.au/publications/papers.html. See also other speeches and papers
>> by the new Information Commissioner, Brian McMillan.
>> 
>> Malcolm Crompton
>> 
>> Managing Director
>> Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd
>> ABN 78 107 611 898
>> 
>> T:  +61 407 014 450
>> 
>> MCrompton@iispartners.com
>> www.iispartners.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org]
>> On Behalf Of Thomas Bandholtz
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:12 AM
>> To: Ed Summers
>> Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Environmental LOD [was: Re: New Charter]
>> 
>> Hi Ed,
>> 
>> you are perfectly right. Linked Data is not the only thing (just the one
>> that excites me most). It is only one of the protocols to be supported
>> by the Agencies. Feed syndication is complementary, and not less exciting.
>> 
>> We should select a few recommended protocolls and clarify which of them
>> serves what use case best.
>> I think Linked Data is about making data accessible, and Feed
>> Syndication is about spreading news (which might link to some accessible
>> data).
>> 
>> We had a similar discussion earlier, including Web Services, Web Site
>> (HTML) and PDF publishing etc etc.
>> In my personal opinion: Linked Data is going to outdate Web Services,
>> but we shouldn't focus too much on media types. Most important is we
>> have human/machine readable interfaces ("content negotiation").
>> Even publishing CSV data along with a feed or a HTML page would fulfill
>> the minimum requirements.
>> 
>> However, I feel that this group needs a really focussed charter anyway.
>> Over the last year we had a rather diffused focus and consequently
>> diffused results.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Thomas
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Am 23.11.2010 18:32, schrieb Ed Summers:
>>> 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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>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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