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Re: Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

From: Hatem Ben Yacoub <hatemben@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:24:01 +0300
Message-ID: <CAEOj1iGwoWs2QFAzfOKTgsfs_sm_7pzJB-QR52vNxYYmk+utkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
I just want to add that I had personal experience in December 2011,
when Tunisian National Constitution was writing their internal
regulations, and it was a big mess for them to manage differences
between versions. Probably very easy to solve problem for IT guys
(especially in the open source world), but for politicians it was not
obvious at all.

The image below is a short explanation written in french that I've
shared on that time on Facebook, and there is even one of our actual
MPs commenting on it. (public image, no registration required)


And totally agree with Sandro, as the legislation process is really
complex and without real willingness to realize such work in a
transparent way, there is no need to talk about solution at all.

Eng. Hatem Ben Yacoub
ICT & eGOV Consultant
OpenGov Advocate & member of http://opengov.tn

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
> On 10/10/2012 11:11 PM, Owen Ambur wrote:
>> "Is it really clear ... what their agenda really is?"
>> Pardon me for sounding like a broken record but, to me, that is yet
>> another
>> statement of the need for an open, standard, machine-readable format like
>> StratML for the expression of plans and reporting of results.
>> http://xml.gov/stratml/index.htm
> The problem I was referring to was that when people are in conflict, as they
> often are in the legislative process, they are not usually motivated to
> truthfully and completely share their agenda/plan, no matter what technology
> is available.
>         -- Sandro
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