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

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 10:15:07 -0400
Message-ID: <CAC1Gg8S0KWg29FJu+-_j3HWN5VcjjeQt2RBU1VYZv-X1nQFAnQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
NOTE: Getting various US government agencies "up to speed" on
providing their open data as Linked Data (tm) is a *process* that
includes preparing useful/actionable best practices, accompanied by a
set of relevant standards. This has been the work of the W3C
Government Linked Data Working Group over the past couple years. See
<http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Main_Page>

Over the past few weeks and indeed days we have been pushing to "CR"
status a number of vocabularies, including DCAT, ORG, and DATA CUBE,
with ADMS and RegOrg soon to follow, as well as a "Best Practices"
document. All of this is necessary "infrastructure" to help get
Data.gov and its peers across the world publishing their OGD as
LOGD...

I won't attempt the footnotes-in-email game here; just go to the W3C
GLD WG page <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Main_Page> and see all
the deliverables.

John
PS: Huge debts of gratitude to all of my GLD peers, esp. current
co-chairs Hadley Beeman and Bernadette Hyland, co-chair emeritus
George Thomas, and W3C operative Sandro Hawke!


On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> On 5/10/13 9:39 AM, Luca Matteis 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.
>
>
> As I stated in the tweet [1], as a community of Linked Data supporters, we
> too need to remember that it's the meaning (delivered via relation
> semantics) that matters not the labels.
>
> The phrase "Linked Data" isn't what determines the principled approach to
> constructing and publishing RDF model based structured data; one that
> leverages HTTP URIs as a denotation mechanism for entities in a manner that
> ensures they resolve to description documents -- where the content is
> comprised of one or more entity relationship graphs endowed with varying
> levels of machine- and/or human-comprehensible entity relationship
> semantics.
>
> Links:
>
> 1. https://twitter.com/kidehen/status/332530949264916482 -- it's the meaning
> (discernible from relations/sentence semantics) that matters
> 2. https://twitter.com/kidehen/status/332508521314799618 -- complete tweet
> thread.
>
>
> Kingsley
>
>
>
>
> 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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>> >>>>
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>> >>> --
>> >>>
>> >>> Regards,
>> >>>
>> >>> Kingsley Idehen
>> >>> Founder & CEO
>> >>> OpenLink Software
>> >>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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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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Director, Web Science Operations
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