[Open-Legislation] Belgian initiative BeLaws

stef stefan.marsiske at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 15:02:09 UTC 2011


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 02:16:13PM +0200, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> I think it would be a very good idea to share some effort here!

in warsaw there was a meeting with a lot of parlamentiary tracking services.
i think the same guys that started the parlamentiary_informatics page on
wikipedia are now doing a more detailed list.

this mailinglist here has a few interested people as well in this regards.

> I'm new to the mailinglist so I have no idea of previous efforts to work together.

well pudos helmut is a first step to traverse from local to national and to eu
level between elected representatives. 

> Can we start some kind of a portal page for laws concerning European countries? How about a standard for creating a general API?

there as you found the metalex api, and i dunno but i think jeni tennison did
an xml based format for the uk parlament.

> Reusing the okfn annotator seems like an interesting idea for a front-end btw:
> http://okfn.org/projects/annotator/

indeed, i use it in pippi longstrings myself, and did for django a backend:


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