Just yesterday I attended a first working brunch related to the Austrian OGov Data Initiative. The workshop had the goal to detail the data we are interested in and also to define the overall goal and degree of formality ( detailed results).
The turnout was very good, with a good mix of individuals, university people, smart companies. Needless to say, I saw no observer from the public sectors.
And - being a methusalemic Internet person - I had some flashbacks, reaching back into the early 90'ies.
The BIBOS "Experience"
I was university assistent at that time. And while I was supposed to write my thesis, I rather preferred to experiment with this new thing called the Internet.