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Re: New Public Sector Transparency Board and Public Data Transparency Principles

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:59:13 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <682692.19342.qm@web82406.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: chris@e-beer.net.au, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Cc: pia.waugh@aph.gov.au
Thanks Chris.  My two cents as the Devil's advocate:

1) "Public data policy and practice will be clearly driven by the public and 
businesses who want and use the data..." This seems to be a dangling key for 
businesses although I'm not convinced the same key will be available to 
individual consumers of said data.

2)  "Public data will be published using open standards, and following relevant 
recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium."   To me, this is sort of a 
blatant conflict of interest, as much of the W3C's creed stands to eradicate 
borders during its growth - borders such as national boundaries, places where 
public data resides on the fringe.

3) "Speed may mean that the first release may have inaccuracies; more accurate 
versions will be released when available."  What is the point of velocity here, 
if not accuracy the most important?
Michael A. Norton

From: "chris@e-beer.net.au" <chris@e-beer.net.au>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Cc: pia.waugh@aph.gov.au
Sent: Wed, September 8, 2010 7:06:53 PM
Subject: New Public Sector Transparency Board and Public Data Transparency  

Hi All

For data.gov.uk :


3 months old, but I think feedback from the group would be beneficial in
terms of Ed & Outreach, as I'm not aware of this hitting the list in the
past. (Correct me if I'm wrong).

Please cc pia.waugh@aph.gov.au into replies as above in addition to others
outside the group who might be interested - the more feedback the better
for our own use, and I'm sure David P., Leigh D. and others on list would
be interested in passing feedback onto the guys at data.gov.uk as well ;)


Chris Beer
Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C e-Government Interest Group
Coordinator - Better Practices for using Technology to Deliver Government
Services Online

Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C-WAI WCAG Working Group

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