[okfn-be] Legislative version control

Hanssens Bart Bart.Hanssens at fedict.be
Thu Nov 22 13:58:55 UTC 2012

Hmz, one issue is that in .be, laws are first updated in other legal texts, citing changes like

"... in law X of date Y, the 3rd sentence of article 4 is to be replaced with ..."

And only then, someone may manually create a consolidated version (actually, this is done multiple times)...

I assume (not sure) that in .nl and .de this may be done the other way around: laws being edited "in place" in an online tool, and the diff published afterwards.
IMHO, THE way to go would be to overhaul the whole legal publishing stream...

(on a related note: http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/01-trusted-information-exchange/1-13action_en.htm
and a proposal http://www.slideshare.net/barthanssens/relex-finale)

Best regards


From: okfn-be-bounces at lists.okfn.org [okfn-be-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Pieter Colpaert [pieter.colpaert at okfn.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 2:37 PM
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Cc: Esselens, Tim
Subject: [okfn-be] Legislative version control

Hi all,

The Netherlands and Germany have their laws on github. I'm jealous.

Is someone willing to take the time to put our on github?


Kind regards,


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