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Re: Determining MW4D Core Values

From: Janusz Lukasiak <janusz@eumx.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:45:36 +0200
To: public-mw4d@w3.org
Message-Id: <20080813141437.M71164@eumx.net>

More semantic nit-picking:

a)  talks about _contents_ providers, 
not  _service_ providers (network operators,
telcos &c).  To avoid confusion 'Contents providers'
should be used.
Even then this requires further narrowing.  Everybody
who publishes (or hosts) anything of the web is 'contents provider'.
We have to make the type of contents we're talking about clear.
b) says "The three key providers of services are NGOs, government, and
entrepreneurs/ the private sector".  This does not leave
anybody out, so what's the point of stating the obvious?

The "those who currently lack access to health, education, 
banking, etc" phrase is IMHO misleading.  It's not the access 
to health as such (i.e. doctors, drugs, hospitals) we're talking 
about. Ditto education and banking (we will not provide schools 
or cashpoints). I guess the  intended meaning is 'access to
information about....'.  But then 
specifying what kind of information
'underserved communities' should have access to is pointless
(or downright silly: why not 'locust/tornado warnings' or
'fish/coffee prices'?)  May be a definition of 'underserved
community' will suffice here ? 

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