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

From: Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 16:02:44 +0200
Message-ID: <CALp38ENBmo+kxmwBThfC1LjjntTe5fB4q3bKEZuiWUx4MeC=4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
I actually think this is a issue of lack of clarity regarding Linked Data.
I didn't know anything about Linked Data around 1 year ago, and most of my
colleagues still don't understand what it is exactly, even if they are
highly technical people We as a community need to spread the word in a more
simple and compelling way [1].

1. https://plus.google.com/111691116675501589298/posts/e5gK7etRuYo


On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:45 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:

> On May 10, 2013, at 09:39, Luca Matteis <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.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
> --
> http://about.me/david_wood
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>wrote:
>
>> 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:
>> >>>> <
>> 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
>> >>>> <
>> http://links.whitehouse.gov/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTMwNTA5LjE4NjIwMzUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEzMDUwOS4xODYyMDM1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE2ODExMzkwJmVtYWlsaWQ9ZGF2aWRAZGJvb3RoLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9ZGF2aWRAZGJvb3RoLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/09/landmark-steps-liberate-open-data
>> >*
>> >>>>
>> >>>> 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
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