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New Charter

From: Thomas Bandholtz <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:51:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4CED88E9.4050303@innoq.com>
To: W3C eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi eGov,

first of all I don't see any benefit of including more and more CCs into
this thread.
Each of them has subsribed public-egov-ig@w3.org, so why then flood
their inboxes with duplicates?

Secondly, we are discussing the new charter. Why then change the subject
again and again?

Third, and most important:
why generate rivality between LOD folks and others (whome: simply
I-don't-like-LOD-folks? I did not really get the point so far, please
help me.)

Obviously we have two ends of the eGov chain.

On one end, some agencies (namely environmental)  have a legal
obligation to publish open data. Here we have no reason to discuss about
*why* they should do so, but only *how* this can be accomplished best.

On the other end, many agencies have to be convinced to publish open
data, and here of course the focus is on the "why" and not on the "how"
at first.

Once again: this is not competing but complementary.
As I have stated in an earlier posting, even talking about the "how"
Linked Data is not the only way to go.

So please, let us drop any kind of malspeaking and rivality.
If we cannnot how can we envision that the agencies will?

Have a nice chistmas ;-)


Thomas Bandholtz, thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com, http://www.innoq.com 
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