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Re: Best Practices editors: to-do list & timelines - For tomorrow's meeting

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:49:08 +0000
Message-ID: <528DD714.9060500@w3.org>
To: Ghislain Atemezing <auguste.atemezing@eurecom.fr>, public-gld-wg@w3.org
As things stand I'm with Dave on wanting this section removed and 
therefore, whatever the past discussion, I would like us to discuss the 
issue. Personally I am very uncomfortable with the text as it is at the 
moment on the grounds that:

1. it is clearly written for one specific country (USA);
2. it assumes all sorts of norms that may not apply elsewhere;
3. it does not, IMO, make recommendations specific to Linked Data.

Governments have detailed procurement guidelines that may or may not 
match this list. If we're to include the section at all, my suggestion 
would be something like:

This procurement checklist and [the] Linked Data Glossary are intended 
to assist contract officers understand the [specific] requirements 
associated with publishing open government content as Linked Data that 
apply in addition to the regular procurement guidelines under which they 

+ Does the potential vendor explicitly support open standards for Linked 
Data, notably those produced by W3C? (watch out for 'vendor-specific 
features' that will lead to vendor lock-in).

+ Is the potential service transferable to another vendor (this is a key 
feature of the open standards approach).

Others may be able to think of one or two more but those are the two I 
think are the key ones. And as it's such a short list, I do wonder what 
the value of the procurement section is.


On 21/11/2013 09:04, Ghislain Atemezing wrote:
> Hi Dave, all
>> I see the Procurement section is still in there.
>> To repeat my previous emails and telecon comments on this subject, -1 to
>> inclusion of that in the Best Practice document.
> Have we (as a Group) reach a "consensus" on this ? Do we need to raise
> an issue here and vote today, or this was already done? Any pointer?
> Chairs?
> Cheers,
> Ghislain


Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment

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