Help us to contribute to the Belgian wiki on open standards
nicolas.pettiaux at ael.be
Thu Feb 1 20:15:31 GMT 2007
Belgium has opened a public wiki on
http://www.belgif.be/index.php/Accueil where everyone can contribute
to the formats, hopefully open, that Belgian administrations could or
would be supposed to use.
This has been opened in order to have as many inputs from as many
interested parties, especially the knoledgeable public and the free
software community that has build so many standards in an open way.
Today, there has not been that many open participation, probably due
to the lack of public awareness of the initiative.
You probably know that there are active discussions, not to say
disputes about formats, and that this has a profound impact on
interoperability, new tools adoption, not to say free softwares.
I therefore wish with this mail to invite you and others to
participate and spread the information, and help us justify this open
way of inviting the public to take part in a process that is usually
reserved to a rather close circle.
Provided you can write in English, French or Dutch, coming from any
country, any culture, you are welcome to participate, but please
register on the mediawiki. Only the participation of many will help us
in Belgium to continue and support this initiative.
Tank you very much to spread this information around .
Nicolas Pettiaux - email: nicolas.pettiaux at ael.be
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