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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Open Data Legislation

April 26, 2010

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.” [1]
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

  • Conference Code: 3468 (“EGOV”), more instructions
  • Please press “61#” to mute your line, “60#” to unmute.

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.

Posted by: Sandro Hawke at 8:54 pm categories: Events
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Linked Data API at Public Meeting

April 12, 2010

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://www.mibbit.com/chat/#egov@irc.w3.org: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.

Posted by: Sandro Hawke at 9:12 pm categories: Events
(Permalink)

Please, send any comments related to the items above to the eGovernment Interest Group public mailing list <public-egov-ig@w3.org> (archive)

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