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what do you mean, e-gov?

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:09:27 +0100
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To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
For those who have been around the last twenty years or any
subset thereof, the question is not new. We each seem to
use the same word with different meanings (anyone else laughing
hysterically at this point?)

I was recently giving a talk and providing my own definition(s), and would
have liked
to point to the W3C definition of egov. But I could not remember whether we
agreed on one, and where it can be accessed.  Admittedly I have been away a
lot lately.

For example,  for me egovernance applies to both
the governance of civil society institutions (presumably the governance
democratic institutions that are ruled by first principles, and the
universal declaration of human rights, although in reality there may not be
many governments that do so), as well as the governance of online
communities, whereby the information and decisions are mediated by online
technologies, or something like that. But not sure if this has been
I do not remember any such discussions on list. Is it my memory failing me

Any threads/uri's someone could kindly repost if these questions have
already been asked?

if not, i would invite the IG Chairs to start off with some proposed
definitions, either on list or on wiki page possibly one for each term in
our shared vocabulary, (wiki? url......), then  members (other than pure
lurkers) could introduce themseles and get their active participation in the
group going by entering their own definitions/variations, with possibly a
link to their profile
so that we can start getting to know each other meaningfully?:-)


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