[OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 13:27:20 PST 2018
Thanks to those of you who have reviewed the response to the proposed
Open Government National Action Plan. And I know a number of you are
planning to add more feedback this week. (In a nutshell: The response
explains Open Government needs to learn how to collaborate as
effectively as Open Source communities, and what government needs to
change to make this happen).
OSIA folks and Linux Australia Council, I'm formally requesting that
this letter be presented jointly by Open Source Industry Australia
(OSIA) and Linux Australia. What is involved in getting this permission?
A status update:
* The Linux Journal has offered to publish a piece on this. I'll be
reaching out to other publications in the next couple of weeks to invite
them to publish too. (Suggestions of publications welcomed).
* I've incorporated most changes suggested so far. I've had a couple of
people suggest a better introduction / exec summary - which I'll be
* I'm hoping to collate all preliminary feedback within the next 2 weeks
(by ~ 16 March).
* Deadline for delivery of our response is 30 March.
Document is here:
Warm regards, Cameron
On 27/2/18 8:52 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they are going
> at Open Government, and I've started a draft response. I'm really keen
> to make sure that this response is well constructed because I think
> that if listened to, understood, and acted upon, then we can make a
> huge difference to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide -
> and by extension, to Open Source as well.
> If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd be very
> grateful. Email me directly to get review access.
> (It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time to think
> about how things should be reworded and consider what is missing and
> should be included.)
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