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= Miniconfs/OpenGov =
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All information that intended for public consumption should be at least
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CC-BY (or lGPL for software). I would prefer CC-BY-SA and full GPL for
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software so changes are more visible. This is essential for software.
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Software disclosure is more important as software can be used to change
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data.
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I am a member of an Australian Standards committee BD 58. This
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= Open infrastructure =
committee wanted to borrow just the electrical safety information from
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References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government
CPSISC Pocketbook V2 for an annex. As the Australian Standards and the
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process is closed it could not be a Share Alike style license like GPL,
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CC-BY-SA, etc., but the CC-BY attribution license was ideal. This
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licence was recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
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The document was a DRMed PeDoFile with just copyright and no mention of
 
a license. To crack it or use it in any way I needed to obtain written
 
permission to supercede the secret and unknown DRM conditions.
 
  
I obtained advice which also recommended that I seek to obtain the
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== Drupal - open web platform for governments ==
material under the CC-BY license. This was discussed with Standards
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Australia and BD 58. Then I had job of finding who to ask. I finally
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was able to contact DCCEE - Legal at climatechange.gov.au in Nov 2011.
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I finally got a reply in Jun 2012 which was CC-BY, but with additional
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Global list of Government sites - https://groups.drupal.org/government-sites
restrictions.
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> (a) The material must be used in an appropriate context and reproduced
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=== Distributions & Themes ===
> accurately without distortion of meaning.
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aGov
There were many factual errors and only some of the electrical safety
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* website http://agov.com.au
section was useful. We had members of wiring committee EL 1 to assist.
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* project https://drupal.org/project/agov
  
Attribution (b) is reasonable and required by the CC-BY license. By
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Open Public
attributing the original document any changes would be visible.
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* website http://openpublicapp.com/
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* project https://drupal.org/project/openpublic
  
> (c) The material must not be used for commercial sale or profit.
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Canada - Web Experience Toolkit
Australian Standard are not free or open. They cost money and
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* https://github.com/wet-boew/wet-boew-drupal/
discussions are confidential.
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This DRMed PeDoFile cost a bomb and any had marginal entertainment
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Dutch government house style theme
value and with in conflict with the Australian Standard 3999 used by
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* https://drupal.org/project/rijkshuisstijl
competent established thermal insulation installers. However,
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inspectors off the dole queues were using the bad fiction.
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They then did another one. This was mentioned at BD 58, but no one else
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US HowTo
was interested. I have not reviewed it. We do not use it.
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* http://www.howto.gov/web-content/technology/content-management-systems/drupal-best-practices-for-government
  
> Australian Government agencies are required to release copyright public
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= Open data =
> sector information under Creative Commons by licence or other open
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References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc
> content licences, wherever possible. This is in line with
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> recommendations of Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.
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http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/IntellectualProperty/Pages/LicensinganduseofCommonwealthmaterial.aspx
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I was asked to obtain some aerial from a WA state agency. I requested
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* Open data workshop by Helen Ensikat - link TBA
TIFFs as they come out of the camera as this had meta data that can be
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* The government data landscape in Australia was mapped out at http://agict.gov.au/blog/2013/10/26/government-data-landscape-australia including data projects, policies, standards, communities and other initiatives relating to government.
used to stitch the strips together. I had made this clear, but what I
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* Request and vote up datasets from government at the data.gov.au Data Request Site http://datagovau.ideascale.com/ :)
got was photoshopped Adobe "JPEGs". I intention was to make JFIF JPEGs
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with the size and balance that I wanted, but what I had got was already
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JPEGed!
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Some sources of data are plaintext. This is least obfuscated form of
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= Open information =
data. I was told that they will be helpful and paste it in Excel and
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References on FOI and related topics, case studies
then send you an XLS or worse still an XLSX of it!
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These are examples of undisclosed software being used to change data.
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= Open communities =
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References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry
  
Perhaps government agencies can not read my plaintext email as they are
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[http://www.govpond.org GovPond]: A searchable index of Australian State and Federal Government data + federated searching of Government and domain specific data catalogues (e.g. CSIRO, AODN, Social Sciences Data).
using Outlook?
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This is why I always discuss via telephone.
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=Discussions=
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===Government organisation===
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* Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
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* The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
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* Currently http://data.gov.au/ publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to http://data.gov.au/ data sets; possible use cases:
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** Extend the API to allow data to be updated
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** Directly update data via web form
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** Indirectly update data by synchronising previously-exported data; for example: http://data.gov.au/ data might have been submitted to http://www.openstreetmap.org/; when that data is updated on http://www.openstreetmap.org/, those changes could be synchronised back into http://data.gov.au/
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge] in my preferred plaintext.
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** Discussed ignorance of the CC-BY attribution license recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
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** Discussed those helpful people that maniplulate the data that you want.
  
The plaintext version of text/plain media type is described in RFC 20,
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= References =
822, 2045, 2046 (4.1 Text Media Type), 2822 and 5322. The precedents
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* Gov 2.0 blog posts from Federal Government CTO, inc data.gov.au team http://www.finance.gov.au/category/gov-20/
for plainetxt go back to teleprinting. In the earliest form you cut
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* State of the Nation slides/notes - http://www.slideshare.net/greebo/state-of-the-nation-open-gov-miniconf-2014
ticker tape on space and that multiple spaces are paragraph breaks
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* Lightning talk on food compostion data - http://www.foodcomposition.co.nz
where you skip a line. This was done later with CRLF and CRLFCRLF by
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* WFS map feature data downloader: http://github.com/grahame/whiffy
TTY operators. Similar plaintext also the source code basis of software.
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= Astronomy BoF =
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CMOS CPUs are clocked much faster than thermal limits permit so they
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must slow down as they heat up. This mode of operation was first used
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in CMOS mainframes where a valid process will yield for IO. When
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processes have yielded the CPU stops and cools down. This means that
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the CPU can run much faster in bursts than it could in continuous
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operation.
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Linux has the ignore_nice_load feature which stops nice jobs breaking
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power management that must now be regarded as essential. Linux does not
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usually stop, but it does slow the CPU down. This cools the CPU and
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allows it burst up to full speed when priority jobs become ready.
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When you are running stuff like https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ you may not
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want it to slow down your apps. Running it nice alone will not prevent
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your apps from being slowed down. You need to give your CPU a chance to
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cool down so that your apps can run faster.
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# echo 1 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/ondemand/ignore_nice_load
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= Contact =
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!  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !
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! I am the intended addressee of any email sent to me. Such email is my
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! property and I may send samples of unsolicited email or randomly
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! directed Outlook mail to network news or post on the www in order to
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! expose and discourage such behaviour.
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! http://n50.bgcaus.com/~andrewb/public.key current or D3572FAE
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! Key fingerprint = D6F3 CE30 D359 8288 3C39  34B1 4CED ABD9 D357 2FAE
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! Andrew Buckeridge <andrewb@bgc.com.au>, Mob +61 4 29370306
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! Work - Tel: +61 8 93344925, Fax: +61 8 93344660
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! Home - Tel: +61 8 92846018, Fax: +61 8 92846011
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Revision as of 09:21, 8 January 2014

Please log in to the wiki and add any links or reference material you think is useful, under the appropriate theme. This will then be published after the conference as a wrap up post for others in the OpenGov community across Australia.

Contents

Open infrastructure

References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government


Drupal - open web platform for governments

Global list of Government sites - https://groups.drupal.org/government-sites

Distributions & Themes

aGov

Open Public

Canada - Web Experience Toolkit

Dutch government house style theme

US HowTo

Open data

References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc

Open information

References on FOI and related topics, case studies

Open communities

References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry

GovPond: A searchable index of Australian State and Federal Government data + federated searching of Government and domain specific data catalogues (e.g. CSIRO, AODN, Social Sciences Data).

Discussions

Government organisation

  • Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
  • The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
  • Currently http://data.gov.au/ publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to http://data.gov.au/ data sets; possible use cases:
  • Andrew Buckeridge in my preferred plaintext.
    • Discussed ignorance of the CC-BY attribution license recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
    • Discussed those helpful people that maniplulate the data that you want.

References