On Wednesday, 28 April, 9am Boston / 2pm London (see in other time zones), the W3C eGov Interest Group will host a presentation of draft legislation in New York State which would require "state agencies to make all public records, with certain exceptions, available on a single ... web portal, without any fees or license or registration requirements."  Our presenter will be Paul Curtis, from the office of Assembley Member Micah Kellner, who introduced the legislation. Following the discussion, we'll have an open discussion of this and related topics.
IG member, feel free to edit this wiki page to fill in related links, question, etc: http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Open_Government_Laws.
To join for audio: +1.617.761.6200, +33.4.89.06.34.99 or +44.117.370.6152
To join for text chat:
This is one of our new seminar-style Interest Group meetings: it will be open the public, and we'll start with the presentation, for up to an hour. Afterword, we'll switch to more of a business-meeting mode, with our usual discussions about projects, planning, etc. Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen for that part.
This week (9am ET Wed; see in your local time), the W3C eGov IG will host a presentation on the Linked Data API, a new approach to making Linked Data available for use by mainstream web developers. This development effort has been supported and motivated by the data.gov.uk project. We're happy to have two of the developers, Dave Reynolds and Jeni Tennison, joining us to present.
To join for audio:
+1.617.761.6200, +33.4.89.06.34.99 or +44.117.370.6152 Conference Code: 3468 ("EGOV") More instructions: http://www.w3.org/2002/01/UsingZakim
To join for text chat:
IRC: irc.w3.org:6665 channel #egov http://email@example.com:6665
This will be the first of a new style of IG meeting: it will be open the public, and we'll start with the presentation, for up to an hour. Afterword, we'll switch to more of a business-meeting mode, with our usual discussions about projects, planning, etc. Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen for that part.
Tomorrow afternoon, several members of the Interest Group will be at FOSE presenting Putting Government Data on the Web: It sounds like a great idea. Now, how do we do it?.
If you're in town, by all means come by. It's free to many, and only $60 to the rest. I hear it's a grand event (this will be my first time going), and it's a good chance to connect with like-minded folks.
Meetings this week:
All meeting are on the usual teleconference bridge (+1.617.761.6200) with the conference code 3468("EGOV"). For more details see teleconferences.
These groups are just getting started, so if you want some say in their direction (and possibly eternal glory), now is a good time to get involved.
Today W3C Advisory Committee Representatives received a Proposal to revise the eGovernment Activity (see the W3C Process Document description of Activity Proposals). This proposal includes a draft charter for the eGovernment Interest Group.
As part of ensuring that the community is aware of proposed work at W3C, this draft charter is public during the Advisory Committee review period.
Other than comments sent in formal responses by W3C Advisory Committee Representatives, W3C cannot guarantee a response to comments. If you work for a W3C Member, please coordinate your comments with your Advisory Committee Representative. For example, you may wish to make public comments via this list and have your Advisory Committee Representative refer to it from his or her formal review comments.
If you should have any questions or need further information, please contact José M. Alonso, eGovernment Lead.
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eGovernment refers to the use of the Web or other information technologies by governing bodies to interact with the citizenry, between departments and divisions, and between governments themselves.