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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 09:54:19 -0400
Message-ID: <518CFC0B.7050800@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 5/10/13 9:45 AM, David Wood wrote:
> On May 10, 2013, at 09:39, Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com 
> <mailto:lmatteis@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>> Actually I don't see Linked Data mentioned specifically. They mostly 
>> talk of Open Data and the "Project Open Data": 
>> http://project-open-data.github.io/
>>
>> This interesting project also doesn't seem to mention Linked Data, 
>> which scares me a little.
>
> I understand your concern, but having the White House say 
> "machine-readable" and "open formats" is huge.  Linked Data is both, 
> so it fits.

Amen!

Less is sometimes so much more :-)


Kingsley
>
> Regards,
> Dave
> --
> http://about.me/david_wood
>
>
>
>>
>> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com 
>> <mailto:david@3roundstones.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     On May 10, 2013, at 09:06, Kingsley Idehen
>>     <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto:info@messages.whitehouse.gov>>
>>     >>>> Reply-To: info@messages.whitehouse.gov
>>     <mailto:info@messages.whitehouse.gov>
>>     >>>> To: david@dbooth.org <mailto: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:
>>     >>>>
>>     <http://links.whitehouse.gov/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTMwNTA5LjE4NjIwMzUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEzMDUwOS4xODYyMDM1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE2ODExMzkwJmVtYWlsaWQ9ZGF2aWRAZGJvb3RoLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9ZGF2aWRAZGJvb3RoLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/09/landmark-steps-liberate-open-data>*
>>     >>>>
>>     >>>> *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,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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