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

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:22:54 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <85336.59900.qm@web112610.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: chris@e-beer.net.au, public-egov-ig@w3.org, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Cc: pia.waugh@aph.gov.au
Just my two pennies, Mike,

To harmonize Location boundaries, to use the Customs' and Trade Term, is not quite the same thing as to eradicate (national) borders.  Yes, there was some big talk in year's past about the boundlessness of cyberspace.  It was big talk because Trade models depend upon determination of Origin.  The idea that information can be mined anywhere (and therefore come from nowhere) and be valuable is very appealing.  In International Commerce however there is always an additional "Nation" - The High Seas.  This is not optional. see: UNLOCODE database (http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/)  

--- On Wed, 9/8/10, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com> wrote:

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.

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

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
 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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