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

From: Jeff Kaplan <jeff@openesolutions.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:58:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4E7782CC.9060607@openesolutions.com>
To: Hadley Beeman <hadley@linkedgov.org>
CC: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>, "josema@webfoundation.org" <josema@webfoundation.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org" <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
  Yes, really great idea to start this wiki!  Thanks Hadley.

I added a link to it on a new LinkedIn group on Open Data.  Group is 
open is all so please feel free to join:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4077335&trk=anet_ug_hm

Jeff Kaplan


On 9/19/11 1:43 PM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) wrote:
> Hadley--
>
> This is great!  Would you be interested in talking about this briefly 
> at tomorrow's meeting?
>
> --Jeanne
>
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> From: Hadley Beeman <hadley@linkedgov.org <mailto:hadley@linkedgov.org>>
> Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:47:00 -0700
> To: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au <mailto:chris@codex.net.au>>
> Cc: "josema@webfoundation.org <mailto:josema@webfoundation.org>" 
> <josema@webfoundation.org <mailto:josema@webfoundation.org>>, Jeanne 
> Holm <Jeanne.M.Holm@jpl.nasa.gov <mailto:Jeanne.M.Holm@jpl.nasa.gov>>, 
> "public-egov-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-egov-ig@w3.org>" 
> <public-egov-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-egov-ig@w3.org>>, 
> "martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org 
> <mailto:martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>" 
> <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org 
> <mailto:martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>>
> Subject: Re: topic areas Open Data cases -- Re: Draft agenda for Sept. 
> 20 W3C eGov meeting
>
> Hi all,
>
> We're keeping a running list of open government data case studies on 
> our wiki:
>
> http://wiki.linkedgov.org/index.php/The_economic_impact_of_open_data
>
> Feel free to copy from it or add to it!  We're an open community and 
> it's a live document.
>
> Cheers,
>
>    Hadley
>
> Hadley Beeman
> LinkedGov & UK Government's Technology Strategy Board
> hadley@linkedgov.org <mailto:hadley@linkedgov.org>
> hadley.beeman@tsb.gov.uk <mailto:hadley.beeman@tsb.gov.uk>
> +44 7768 711478
>
>
> On 17 Sep 2011, at 01:00, Chris Beer wrote:
>
>> I'm in - http://www.myregion.gov.au (and http://www.data.gov.au as 
>> our data store) - let me know what you want - will send an inital 
>> overview / background off list early next week. Note the site is 
>> indicative only - major release in 6mths or so will move to full LOD 
>> and OPSI principles, although the Gov 2.0 aspect wont change much.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> Sent from Samsung Mobile
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jose M. Alonso" <josema@webfoundation.org 
>> <mailto:josema@webfoundation.org>> 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 resources)
>>
>> 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 case.
>>
>> 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 Data
>>   + 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 <mailto:josema@webfoundation.org>
>> twitter: @josemalonso
>> skype: josema.alonso
>> http://www.webfoundation.org
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