[Open-Legislation] Open Legislation communication tools

Francis Davey fjmd1a at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 16:40:01 UTC 2013

Thanks James, that is very useful. Note that the second group is not an
open group.

Is there a "working group" in the usual sense, or is it this mailing list?


2013/12/2 James McKinney <james at opennorth.ca>

> It's not a question of content. This list is simply not the popular one
> for the topics of legal informatics and open legislation. Here are some
> that fill that role for me:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/legal-informatics-research-network
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pmo-network
> I would focus on "what does the OKF Open Legislation Working Group want to
> do?" and center conversations around that. Maybe a more critical question
> is, does the Working Group have anyone to lead/do the work that the group
> chooses to focus on?
> James
> On 2013-12-02, at 11:08 AM, Francis Davey wrote:
> 2013/12/2 Clemens Wass <clemens at wass.at>
>> Is it a question of content or is the mailing list an outdated tool for
>> discussions (sorry, no offence towards all those who have started this
>> group; I know that many open source groups still rely on the good old
>> mailing list, but just wanted to ask). Would you prefer a blog/wiki or
>> rather a discussion group like in LinkedIn?
>> Please let me know! Any proposals are highly welcome!
> Two thoughts: (i) you could provide a steer on what sort of things are
> going to be discussed/you want discussed; (ii) and also some idea what sort
> of people might be on list.
> Mailing lists are like all such media a compromise. Too little traffic and
> they aren't much use, too much and we have to unsubscribe or face overfull
> inbobxes.
> At the moment it seems a bit write only, but that is something that could
> change.
> --
> Francis Davey
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