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

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 08:56:43 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <487718.65508.qm@web82403.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Ton Zijlstra <ton.zijlstra@gmail.com>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
+1!
 
Michael A. Norton
 




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From: Ton Zijlstra <ton.zijlstra@gmail.com>
To: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>; public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Thu, September 9, 2010 2:32:10 AM
Subject: Re: New Public Sector Transparency Board and Public Data Transparency 
Principles



However, experience also shows that 1) publishing data actually improves the 
quality of data (both due to feedback as well as due to more attention) 2) the 
public is accepting of lower quality data if it means availability now.

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Interdependent Thoughts
Ton Zijlstra

ton@tonzijlstra.eu
+31-6-34489360

http://zylstra.org/blog
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On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 5:59 AM, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thanks Chris.  My two cents as the Devil's advocate:
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>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.
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>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.
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>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?
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>Michael A. Norton
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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 
>Principles
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>Hi All
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>For data.gov.uk :
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>http://data.gov.uk/blog/new-public-sector-transparency-board-and-public-data-transparency-principles
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>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).
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>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 ;)
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>Cheers
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>Chris Beer
>Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C e-Government Interest Group
>Coordinator - Better Practices for using Technology to Deliver Government
>Services Online
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>Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C-WAI WCAG Working Group
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