Recently, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched its eGovernment Activity and Interest Group. The group is being co-chaired by my former boss and friend Kevin Novak along with the W3C’s Jose M. Alonso.
The mission of the activity is to “to explore how to improve access to government through better use of the Web and achieve better government transparency using open Web standards.” This will manfest itself in a series of published best practices and guides.
Having worked for a large government organization that made government data available to the American people, I’m aware that nothing happens quickly.
I hope and pray that this Interest group will be able to get buy in, engage, and create community around these ideas with government officials and people all across the world.