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Re: New Open Government Platform code released

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:16:37 -0800 (PST)
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To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Jeanne.

Government calls for a special kind of Community Directory/Address Book.  India has 35 States and Union Territories.  The Library of Congress (Country) Vocabulary does not have this level of detail.  The Library of Congress Name Authority does, but it is not yet linked. This Page [1] is the cross-reference "glue" necessary to distinguish between the Administrative Divisions as "Geographics" and "Corporate Names" (Organizations within the Geographical Area).
[1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/in/

 From: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2011 10:06 AM
Subject: New Open Government Platform code released

Hi all--

I wanted you to be among the first to hear about an open source release for an Open Government Platform at http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform
Among the actions in the U.S. National Action Plan announced by President Obama is an effort under the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to produce “Data.gov-in-a-Box,” an open source version of the United States’ Data.gov data portal and India’s India.gov.in document portal. The U.S. and India are working together to produce an open source version available for implementation by countries globally, encouraging governments around the word to stand up open data sites that promote transparency, improve citizen engagement, and engage application developers in continuously improving these efforts. Technical teams from the governments of the U.S. and India have been working together since August of this year, with a planned launch of a complete open source product (which is now called the Open Government Platform (OGPL) to reflect its broad scope) in early 2012. Find out more about the evolution of this project from the U.S. Chief Information Officer
 and Chief Technology Officer.Check out the Open Government Platform repository on Github. You'll find here a growing set of open source, open government platform code that allows any city, organization, or government to create an open data site.
The first module released is the Data Management System, which provides the tools and capabilities for an automated process for publishing data in the Open Government Platform, an open source product designed to facilitate governments around the world to stand up their own open government data sites. Any government adopting the Open Government Platform will be able to download and use the DMS code to submit, approve, and update catalog data electronically on Open Government Platform websites and view management metrics reports.
Our next planned release will be from India and related to the web site for the Open Government Platform.
The U.S. and India will be providing additional modules in the future, and developers are encouraged to participate, provide feedback, and create new modules and capabilities!
The teams working on this project are the National Informatics Centre in India and Data.gov in the U.S. 

Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
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