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Open Government Community Group Proposed

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Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:59:45 +0000
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The Open Government Community Group has been proposed:


This group's mission is to discuss and prepare data and API
specifications relating to open government information, which may

* people, such as legislators 
* organizations, such as legislatures or committees
* people's positions within organizations
* areas, such as electoral districts
* events, such as elections
* documents, such as bills or agendas
* speeches, such as those given by legislators in legislatures
* votes

The group will base its work on existing standards as much as possible,
and re-use existing terms (classes and properties) wherever

The group may define various serializations of the specifications,
including but not limited to RDF and JSON.

The group will seek consensus around, and support for, these
specifications which may then be brought to an appropriate Working Group
to advance a specification from draft to standard.

The group will coordinate as appropriate with the Web Schemas Task Force
of the Semantic Web Interest Group and other relevant groups within the


You are invited to support the creation of this group:

Once the group has a total of five supporters, W3C launch the group
and people can join to begin work.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Friday, 8 March 2013 05:59:46 UTC

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