Welcome! The World Wide Web Consortium invites all who work within governments or those who work or engage with governments to participate in the many opportunities sponsored by W3C and the Web community.
W3C's eGovernment Activity currently offers speakers, discussion forums, educational information, and guidelines focused on helping governments to publish data in open, standards-based formats so that information can be more easily accessed on the Web.
In line with its anticipated focus on Open Government Data, the eGovernment Interest Group announces today a first draft of Publishing Open Government Data, which provides step-by-step guidelines for putting government data on the Web. Sharing data according to these guidelines enables greater transparency; delivers more efficient public services; and encourages greater public and commercial use and re-use of government information.
Thanks to the wonderful job of the W3C Brazil and W3C Spain Offices, the Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web Note is now also available in Portuguese and Spanish. Both Offices have already started to distribute hundreds of printed copies among the local eGovernment communities.
eGovernment is the use of the Web and other information technologies by governments to interact with the citizenry, between departments and divisions, and with other governments.