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RE: topic areas Open Data cases -- Re: Draft agenda for Sept. 20 W3C eGov meeting

From: Zachary Tumin <rzt@pipeline.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:13:08 -0400
To: "'Ruth Del Campo'" <ruthdelcampo@gmail.com>, "'Jose M. Alonso'" <josema@webfoundation.org>
Cc: "'Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)'" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, "'W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>, 'Martín Alvárez Espinar' <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
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Would you count NIEM and/or UCORE as "open data" examples? If so, there are
four NIEM success stories here from PM-ISE (re: HHS, SAR, DNDO and UCORE):




Zach Tumin

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Subject: Re: topic areas Open Data cases -- Re: Draft agenda for Sept. 20
W3C eGov meeting


What you have proposed makes much sense to me and actually I was looking for
something like that some time ago and couldn't find it on the web. 
There should be possible to explain people outside Open Data world and with
little technical knowledge what is about with nice examples and benefits. 
I am developing a project in Open Data for development for NGOs and it takes
me ages and so much imagination to explain all this and why it is good.
Looking forward to seeing more from this.


On Sep 16, 2011, at 7:43 AM, Jose M. Alonso wrote:

> El 15/09/2011, a las 21:31, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) escribió:
> [...]
>> 	• Opportunity for leadership!  Select 2-3 areas for near-term focus
and seek leaders to help on each (such as policy, accessibility, or list of
> I'm all for a general Open Data one. We could start with something many
are asking me for: a curated list of resources as examples of what people
have done already. This would be similar the the Use cases and Case Studies
that other groups have been developing over the last several years. See SWEO
ones as an example [1].
> We had a technical piece into place to do something like this (thanks to
Martin Alvarez (CTIC/W3C.es) at [2]. It was never released nor properly
reviewed, although it was going to also serve as an example for the group
eating its own dog food [3].
> Alternatively, I could host this at WF wiki [4], but I'd need a crash
course on Semantic Media Wiki and some help. I volunteer to lead this in any
> Anyway, I would like the cases to be described with more detail. I would
us to come up with a simple taxonomy that would allows us to collect
information doing desk research and contacting people involved in those
projects. I'm always asked to show evidence about the benefits of Open Data
and I would love these cases to serve as examples of the social and economic
benefits. Some could be apps, services, some could be reports, surveys. Some
high level questions that I'd like to see answered: 
> What is the cost of running initiative X? How many people are now employed
in X because of Open Data? How the life of people of X has been improved
because of Open Data? Haw did it cost to develop app X? What software does
it use? Is it Open Source?
> Outside Open Data circles there's little knowledge about what it is about.
I would initially focus on two things:
> * Applications and services that show social and economic benefits of Open
>  + think of a showroom, classified by topic, with detailed info (well
beyond URL and author), so people non-familar with this can get an idea,
others interested in doing the same or a similar thing, too. 
> * Studies, reports and the like on the benefits of Open Data
> I could go in more detail but would like to hear first the opinion of the
group and people willing to help if any.
> Best,
> Josema.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/UseCases/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/UseCases/doc/how-does-it-work
> [4] http://wiki.webfoundation.org/
> -- 
> Jose M. Alonso
> Program Manager, Open Data
> World Wide Web Foundation
> email: josema@webfoundation.org
> twitter: @josemalonso
> skype: josema.alonso
> http://www.webfoundation.org
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