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Re: [White House announcement] We're making a lot more data open to the public

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 09:16:17 -0400
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <59B3F3C3-A8D8-4A8C-B5CC-68BBAC01544F@3roundstones.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
On May 10, 2013, at 09:06, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 5/10/13 7:45 AM, David Wood wrote:
>> On May 9, 2013, at 19:24, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 5/9/13 6:23 PM, David Booth wrote:
>>>> FYI. Progress!  Note that they mention "machine-readable formats like CSV, XML, and JSON".  Now, how can we get these organizations to provide that information in Turtle, or provide mappings from those formats to RDF so that the semantics will be clear and information will be easier to link with other information?
>>> Yes, a lot of progress.
>>> 
>>> Remember, sometimes less is more, Turtle and RDF wouldn't add any critical value to consumers of the directive. Ultimately, this is actually about Open Data and Linked Data [1]. The narrative was deftly crafted by politicians who are masters of abstract communication.
>> Actually, it was crafted by Deloitte and Microsoft who hope to make money on the newly released data.  It is still progress ;)
> 
> And they are instances subClasses with a lot of political attributes :-)

Yeah, good point :)


> 
> BTW -- the best practices section is all about Open Data and Linked Data [1].

Good stuff.

Regards,
Dave
--
http://about.me/david_wood


> 
> 
> Links:
> 
> 1. https://twitter.com/kidehen/status/332508521314799618 -- thread about this matter (read from the bottom up).
> 
> Kingsley
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> --
>> http://about.me/david_wood
>> 
>> 
>>> The only downside for me was the hour I lost trying to the get the PDF [2][3] transformed into HTML via the plethora of PDF to HTML converters out there.
>>> 
>>> Links:
>>> 
>>> 1. https://twitter.com/kerfors/status/332528853098561538 -- thread that developed around the announcement
>>> 2. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf -- PDF
>>> 3. http://www.pdf.investintech.com/preview/35b2ec7e-b8c9-11e2-8a0e-003048d80846/index.html -- Converted PDF .
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Kingsley
>>>> On a related note, there will be a workshop on "RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language" at the upcoming SemTech conference in San Francisco:
>>>> http://semtechbizsf2013.semanticweb.com/sessionPop.cfm?confid=70&proposalid=5296
>>>> 
>>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>> Subject:     We're making a lot more data open to the public
>>>> Date:     Thu, 09 May 2013 16:05:11 -0500
>>>> From:     Todd Park, The White House <info@messages.whitehouse.gov>
>>>> Reply-To:     info@messages.whitehouse.gov
>>>> To:     david@dbooth.org
>>>> 
>>>> We're making a lot more data open to the public
>>>> The White House     Thursday, May 9, 2013
>>>> 
>>>> Hi, all --
>>>> 
>>>> Earlier today, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing his
>>>> administration to take historic steps to make government-held data more
>>>> accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for
>>>> innovation and economic growth.
>>>> 
>>>> *Here's what you need to know:*
>>>> 
>>>>  * The Executive Order declares that information is a valuable resource
>>>>    and strategic asset for the nation.
>>>>  * Newly generated government data will be required to be made
>>>>    available in open, machine-readable format by default -- enhancing
>>>>    their accessibility and usefulness, and ensuring privacy and security.
>>>>  * These executive actions will allow entrepreneurs and companies to
>>>>    take advantage of this information -- fueling economic growth in
>>>>    communities across the Nation.
>>>> 
>>>> *Watch this short video and find out more about today's announcement:
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>>>> 
>>>> *Watch the video
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>>>> 
>>>> Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to
>>>> seeing the growing public good that will be created by entrepreneurs,
>>>> researchers, and innovators like you as you use an expanding supply of
>>>> open data to fuel new products and services, launch new businesses, and
>>>> fuel job growth across America.
>>>> 
>>>> All the best,
>>>> 
>>>> Todd
>>>> 
>>>> Todd Park
>>>> Chief Technology Officer
>>>> Office of Science and Technology Policy
>>>> The White House
>>>> 
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>>> -- 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Kingsley Idehen	
>>> Founder & CEO
>>> OpenLink Software
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> Regards,
> 
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