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Re: organising an eGov global taskforce suggestions(redux)

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:25:35 -0500
Message-ID: <CABzDd=4BrSR243bwPJFt8KwN9qpPRO=e9tG8=_Rj4iHEaS6QPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
Cc: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Paola,

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:
> I made some suggestions some time ago on this list in relation to the
> self-organisation
> of our worldwide activities related to eGov
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-egov-ig/2012Apr/0038.html

Thanks for taking the time to write up your suggestions, and to send
them again, I missed them the first time around. I think ideally the
eGov effort would be a community group that anyone (w3c member or not)
could join. I don't think this group is in a position to be able to
identify individuals with integrity or ethics. I also think this group
is quite small given it's scope (the Web and government/politics).
However I think you're right that more could be done in the area of
recruiting people to join the group. The big challenge here is
language I think -- is it expected that communication be done in
English? Or should language specific lists be created as needed? I
don't know if this has come up before.

As far as guidelines go, I think the Improving Access to Government
through Better Use of the Web [1] still does a pretty good job. But
perhaps we need to build upon it? Are there gaps that you think need
to be addressed? I agree that there is definitely a need to share case
studies better. This area of the Wiki is particularly vacant [2,3].
Maybe collecting already published examples of effective use of the
Web by government would be a good way to bootstrap it? It seems like
minimally adding the use cases that have come up on telecons would be
a good thing to do.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/egov-improving/
[2] http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page#6._Case_Studies
[3] http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/EGov_Procurement
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