[Open-Legislation] Belgian initiative BeLaws

Nuno Moniz nunompmoniz at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 12:46:47 UTC 2011

That seems a good idea. Never worked with okfn annotator but surely there's
no better time than now.
My project will still have to endure a couple months of heavy work until I
have something to show, "dummy-style", but trying to join all this efforts
would be a good idea.
I saw some talking of metalex http://www.metalex.eu/ -> Open XML Interchange
Format for Legal and Legislative Resources
I guess this could be a good option, but I haven't worked with it still.


2011/10/23 Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at gmail.com>

>  Hi Nuno and Peter,
> Thanks for your replies!
> I think it would be a very good idea to share some effort here! I'm new to the mailinglist so I have no idea of previous efforts to work together. Can we start some kind of a portal page for laws concerning European countries? How about a standard for creating a general API?
> Reusing the okfn annotator seems like an interesting idea for a front-end btw:http://okfn.org/projects/annotator/
> @Nuno: about this law changes this law-decree, we also have this. We have not solved this problem so far.
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:09:53 +0100
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> Hello!
> I'm from Portugal.
> I'm currently developing something similar here.
> All our legislation is in PDF's, so it's taking me a while (understatement)
> to get it all out. But, anyway, I hope to have some of the past years
> available in a few months with simple interface to go with it for the
> moment.
> One idea that I'm implementing and I can't know for sure, because I don't
> understand either the languages, is an idea a friend from law gave me:
> A lot of legislation here in Portugal, I don't know your cases, is
> interlinked. As such: Law-Decree xx changes Law-Decree in the article x?
> paragraph 1 line a).
> An idea she gave was to be able to see the current (with updates from all
> the changes) laws.
> Don't know if it helps.
> BeLaws: nice simple interface. Like it. And the lagen.nu idea of feedback
> from the user community also.
> Cheers,
> Nuno Moniz.
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