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Friday, December 02, 2005

Open ePolicy Group -- Phase 2

As my take-off to Amsterdam approaches, the issue of what Phase 2 of the OeG will look like is squarely on the table. Interest by companies and individuals is high--just this morning I had a call with Miko Matsumura, who chairs the OASIS committee on service-oriented architecture, to discuss the idea of a governance framework for service-oriented architectures. Both he and Patrick Gannon, OASIS' president, have genuine interest in the OeG's work and collaboration in a Phase 2.

Is a "roadmap" for SOA a big enough topic with high global demand to be the focus on the OeG for Phase 2? That's the question.

Other news: the Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems now has a wiki, here at:

So now the whole world can join in the dialogue and help the Roadmap evolve.

The Roadmap also exists in portuguese and chinese (both available online). Spanish and thai versions are nearing completion.

With over 50,000 downloads from the Berkman Center's OeG website (See my Links), the word is definitely getting out.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Roadmap Launched in Brazil

1 December 2005
Washington, DC

Just returned from a wonderful and wired trip to Brazil. I was there at the invitation of Instituto CONIP for the launch of the portuguese version of the "Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems," the product of the Open ePolicy Group that I founded earlier this year.

It was a whirlwind tour -- 2 days in Brasilia for the CONIP 2005 conference, 2 days in Sao Paulo for a presentation at IBM Brasil and a series of press interviews, and then happily 3 days of pure holiday in Salvador. Thanks to Vagner Diniz of CONIP, Gabi Simionato Klein of TramaWeb, and Florencia Ferrar of e-Strategia Publica for helping make my time in Brazil easy, fun and productive.

Here's a photographic taste of Salvador ...

But only the Pause button has been hit. Sunday evening I'm off to the Netherlands for another round of Roadmap presentations and meetings. It's exhausting and exhilirating at the same time. Ottowa, Portland, Amman, Tunis, Brazil, Amsterdam, Copenhagen . . . and then?