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Re: W3C eGov: Licensing Discussion

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:47:11 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1324432031.99728.YahooMailNeo@web112602.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Anne Fitzgerald <am.fitzgerald@qut.edu.au>, Timothy Vollmer <tvol@creativecommons.org>, Sarah Pearson <sarah@creativecommons.org>

In anticipation of ICANN/IANA gTLD's, I did a 10 source* survey of ISO 3166-1 (country code) implementations.  The only recurring theme is that they are all slightly different.  This could be a problem since data.gov.uk should mean the same thing worldwide (even outside the UK).  A full set of possible codes is only 676, although the number used is about 230.  It is very possible to conformance check an assertion about the coding of a domain.

If I understood correctly, the best bet is CC-by, and if the Government of Australia could be prevailed upon to hold the copyright, that would be added assurance against spam (in Australia).  In the US, I'm out of luck.
The sources are here: http://www.rustprivacy.org/cc-survey.pdf
And the data is here: http://www.rustprivacy.org/cc-survey.csv
Any suggestions are welcome, but frankly, this is something Governments need to think about.

# Source 
1. ISO 3166-1 
2. UN/LOCODES Database 
3. NLM Citing Medicine (1997) Appendix D 
4. IANA Root Zone Data Base ([A-Z]{2} only) 
5. US Census Schedule C / US DHS CBP (note 1) 
6. CIA World Factbook A    (note 2) 
7. GeoNames (countryinfo.txt) 
8. LOC/Marc21 Geography Codes 
9. Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR) 
10. Customs Automated Manifest Interface Requirements (CAMIR)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>; eGov IG (Public) <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Anne Fitzgerald <am.fitzgerald@qut.edu.au>; Timothy Vollmer <tvol@creativecommons.org>; Sarah Pearson <sarah@creativecommons.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:42 PM
Subject: W3C eGov: Licensing Discussion

Hi all--

Thanks to all involved, including speakers Anne Fitzgerald, Sarah Pearson,
and Tim Vollmer (copied here), and to Bernadette Hyland for scribing and
to Phil Archer for facilitating/scribing/logistics.

Looking forward to meeting agenda suggestions for 17 January.  One thought
is on the open source platforms around open government and open data.  Let
me know your ideas!

Our speakers did offer to answer a few follow up questions on the list
serve, particularly given the time zone differences and that some could
not attend today's meeting.  Please respond to this thread to carry
forward the conversation!

Thanks again and have a wonderful and joyous holiday and new year!


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

On 12/20/11 6:36 PM, "Phil Archer" <phila@w3.org> wrote:

>The minutes of the eGov IG meeting are now available on the wiki at
>We were joined by Tim Vollmer and Sarah Pearson from Creative Commons in
>the US and Anne Fitzgerald from the University of Queensland - an
>interesting discussion about licences and the public sector's attitudes
>towards and uses of them.
>A big thank you to the guests!
>Phil Archer
>W3C eGovernment
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