[open-science] Summary of first Working Group meeting last week

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Jun 11 11:28:52 UTC 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know that the IRC transcript from last
week's Open Data in Science Working Group meeting are up on the
meeting page:


I've also tried to create a rough summary which can be found below (if
anyone wants to amend or add to this summary please do -- it's just a
wiki page).


== Summary ==

1. Draft "Panton Principles" were discussed.

  * Draft text is now up at <http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/science/panton_principles>
  * Seemed to be general consensus that these should focus on
exhortation (i.e. "strongly recommend" rather than "thou shalt" or RFC
  * Suggestion to create appendices relating to specific issues (e.g.
formats, specific discussion of non-commercial)

2. Prize was discussed

  * What form should prize take and should it be general or focused on
particular disciplines
  * Is money needed? (Is prestige enough)
  * How do we make it prestigious
  * Who could help fund/support it

3. Discussion of recent developments (see irc)

  * Also general ask to the community (e.g. open-science list) for
news items on open data in science

== Participants ==

  * Cameron Neylon
  * John Wilbanks
  * Jonathan Gray
  * Rufus Pollock
  * Jenny Molloy
  * Puneet Kishor
  * Egon Willighagen
  * Tom Keays
  * Amrapali Zaveri
  * Michele Mattioni
  * Shreyasee Pradhan
  * + several lurkers!

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