[Fsfe-ie] Ahoy IFSOers
lukewm at riseup.net
Sun Feb 5 21:18:55 CET 2017
Folks, I've been searching the data.gov.ie platform:
I can't see **any** technology related department? You know, I'm not
really sure who I should be looking for. All I could find is the LGMA:
Anyone have any insights here? I'd like to push for data release on this
platform related to software procurement and use, alongside the FOI
On 04.02.2017 01:29, Luke Murphy wrote:
> Oh, this one is up and running!
> Good stuff there. Any others?
> Sorry for the list noise ;)
> On 04.02.2017 00:19, Luke Murphy wrote:
>> Hey Ben,
>> Yes, it was very cool to meet you all. Free on the 9th, that would suit
>> just fine. Hope we can all keep it going ;)
>> Regarding the 'Public Money, Public Code' campaign meeting, here is what
>> I learned: the campaign is in 'stealth mode' until an official release
>> in May/June 2017 because they would first like to:
>> 1) Make a motivational, multilingual video.
>> 2) Gather as much information through FOI and related methods
>> to support the cases across Europe. Anything goes!
>> 3) Make a modern, multilingual website.
>> There is a career politician from the pirate party behind this, so she
>> is driving the public relations aspect. Check out the archives and
>> future work via the mailing list. It's an open campaign and all are welcome:
>> They expect the campaign to run for 2 years or so. Of course, this
>> doesn't mean we can't get moving now. In fact, we can do a lot to help
>> in the research. We could:
>> 1) Document who is who in the Irish governmental software scene.
>> What are the moving parts and who is who. Draw out the map.
>> 2) Document how we write a good FOI. What do we even ask?
>> Who to send it to and what to expect? What to do with the results?
>> Can anyone else think of other easy things to start off with? Maybe we
>> could start to brainstorm on or off list on some concrete, short term
>> goals we'd like to achieve?
>> Regarding point 2, the Germans have FragDenStaat:
>> It makes it really easy to submit an FOI request. Does Ireland have one
>> of these? If not, let's make this! It's a low hanging fruit and can
>> really raise awareness. It will make it more convenient to drive this
>> campaign forward when we can just fire these things off.
>> We could roll our own or use:
>> Brain dump over and out!
>> On 03.02.2017 20:58, Ben North wrote:
>>> Thanks, everyone, for attending our re-invigoration meeting last night.
>>> Good turn-out and good to see some new faces. That was the first
>>> Thursday of the month; as it turns out I can't make the matching day in
>>> March (2nd) but we could go for 9th March if that suits people? Or are
>>> other days of the week better? It would be good to keep our new-found
>>> momentum going, so please say (replying just to me if you want to avoid
>>> list clutter) which days suit you.
>>> On 30 January 2017 at 22:10, Ben North <ben at redfrontdoor.org
>>> <mailto:ben at redfrontdoor.org>> wrote:
>>> Hi Luke,
>>> I'll be in Dublin from Tuesday until Friday this week. Anyone
>>> OK, great. Let's declare an IFSO meeting this coming Thursday (2nd
>>> Feb), at 8pm in the Long Stone pub, Townsend Street, Dublin.
>>> All welcome!
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