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RE: framework document

From: Nadeem Akhtar <nadeem@cewit.org.in>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:26:15 +0530
To: "'Stephane Boyera'" <boyera@w3.org>, <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c401c8f172$1b251540$516f3fc0$@org.in>

Dear Stephane,

 Thanks for creating the wiki homepage and putting up the text. I have some
comments on the framework text. 

1) Under 'Targets' it is mentioned that 

'Here it is important to summarize the discussions we had on the
mailing-list on the fact that each developing countries have all the
different segments of the society from the very healthy one which have
similar way of living and expectation than any westerners, till the rural
poor or underprivileged. That said, talking about social and economic
development, it concerns more rural poor communities and under-privileged
populations for which specific services might improve their lives, and my
opinion is that this should be the segment we target.'

We have discussed this before but I would like to re-iterate that narrowing
down the scope to the rural poor is somewhat restrictive. If you take India
as an example, in big cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, a significantly
large part of the population can be considered as 'poor' (as per Govt.
criteria). The urban poor also need access to services such as healthcare,
education, banking etc. and mobile platforms can enable this. In fact,
mobile usage is probably higher amongst the urban poor, so they can
potentially benefit a lot.

2) Internationalization is mentioned in 'Goals'. I feel that 'Localization'
is equally important here.

Regards,
Nadeem


-----Original Message-----
From: public-mw4d-request@w3.org [mailto:public-mw4d-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Stephane Boyera
Sent: 29 July 2008 15:25
To: public-mw4d@w3.org
Subject: framework document


Dear all,

As committed yesterday during the call, i put online the first version 
of the framework document.

what i did is the following:

1- i created from the wiki homepage 
(http://www.w3.org/2006/12/digital_divide/wiki/ )a new section ""
from this section i created a dedicated page for the framework document

2- in the framework document itself, i put few info for those who would 
get to it without knowing the mw4d group, 2 new sections (editors and 
contributors) and the original document i send to the list 2 weeks ago.
in the editors section, there is now Jeff and myself, but if anybody 
else interested to join us, you are welcome.
in the contributors sectino i listed all people who either participated 
in one of the 2 teleconferences in which we discussed this topic, or who 
send comments on my original proposal. I might have missed someone. let 
me know. For some people i put their affiliations because i knew it, for 
someother either i didn't know or i was not sure it was appropriate to 
cite it. Let me know if something needs to be updated for you.

3- i didn't yet incorporate all the comments received on the first draft 
i sent to the list, but i just focused on the first section "vision" 
which was the focus of yesterday call. I wanted to release this document 
asap to trigger discussion for next week call. I will update later this 
week the other sections with the comments received.

4- in the vision section, and for other sections in the future too, i 
believe that we are not in the phasis of writing content, but more about 
brainstorming. So i decided not to make sentences yet but to have 2 
sub-section: one describing what should be in the section, and one just 
listing ideas and concepts we want to integrate in the section. When we 
will have consensus on all the ideas we will be able to move to sentences.

5- i tried in the vision section to list all the comments, ideas we 
discussed yesterday, and on the mailing-list, plus one or two more.

The document is at 
http://www.w3.org/2006/12/digital_divide/wiki/mw4dframework

now, comments are welcome !!

cheers
Stephane
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