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Re: W3C/EC Workshop: Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 09:15:01 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1331313301.20533.YahooMailNeo@web112616.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Phil,

"Everything is a file" is an old *nix idea.  I've been working on extending this to eGov ... "Every Portal is a Repository".  This revolves around Assets (language skills and currency only) and the Domain Model (like ADMS).  The difference is that RFC5646 [1] only refers to the output or display languages of a Repository.  The data a Repository accepts about people must have been collected in the bibliographic encoding of the languages of the citizens.  The Public Sector is not at liberty to make the same erroneous assumption about Social Science as the Private Sector[2].

That does not mean the classification system needs to be tethered to an all encompassing (named) Rule of Law, it means only that the Rule of Law groups, and hopefully serves the entire population.  Most Governments have some manifestation of this "Repository".  The abstract gatekeeper employs what I call "Artificial Bureaucracy".  A Civil Servant's only "language" is a mouse click.  This is somewhat perverse twist on Shannon's Maxim ("The Enemy knows the system"), but quite consistent with the standard renumeration for that job type (low).

A simple "Community Directory" goes like this: http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/urn/egov/


[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5646
[2] A spectrum is not a series of Gaussians (bell curves).  Sales are high, Society is wide, so to speak.

 From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org> 
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2012 8:17 AM
Subject: W3C/EC Workshop: Using Open Data:  policy modeling, citizen empowerment,  data journalism
For many years, W3C has been a keen promoter of Open Data, fostering a culture in which public administrations make their data available, ideally in machine processable formats. Many governments have embraced the idea with enthusiasm, setting up national data portals.

As part of the FP7-funded Crossover Project [1], W3C and the European Commission are running a workshop in June, just ahead of the Digital Agenda Summit, to ask a simple question: what is all the 'new' government open data being used for?

To be held in the prestigious Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission, the workshop will focus solely on uses of open data, not its publication. In particular, the workshop will highlight uses of data for tools that aid policy modelling, for citizen empowerment and in data journalism.

I would be grateful for any forwarding, Tweeting or other broadcast of this announcement. Thank you.

[1] http://www.crossover-project.eu/


Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment

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