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Re: Minutes 2013-03018

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:49:56 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
+0.99(5), A question this raises - is there sufficient interest in the topic to sustain a Community Group?

I would very much hope the answer is yes.  The "world outside the US/EU" has the same local policy issues as inside.  It is largely a question of nomenclature (the names of Things).  For example ... telecommuting in the US: a commute is not "paid" work, yet if an employer granted a commuting allowance, soon employees would camping in the Parking Lot for a salary boost. No one would telecommute and give up their raise. Neither extreme is attractive and both skew the Local Municipal housing market.  Crowdsourcing and Democracy have the same local v. global access issue.


Open data is a route out, but only if the accounting is allowed to be honest. Unless somebody has a clever way to teach open data the difference between inside and outside we are all in this together. 





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 From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 5:42 AM
Subject: Minutes 2013-03018
 
Thanks to Gweneth for scribing (again) today.

The minutes of the meeting are at http://www.w3.org/2013/03/18-egov-minutes.html

After an interesting presentation from Uganda, Tomasz presented a summary of all the open data presentations the group has heard in recent months - well worth a look. Note that it covers open data initiatives in many parts of the world outside US/EU.

A question this raises - is there sufficient interest in the topic to sustain a Community Group?


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