Commit to XML & standards of data formats to allow people to build their own linkages of data rather than rigid schemas - to accelerate the usability of information & accelerate innovation. There should also be a commitment to creating subschemas or data transforms if/when data formats change, so that we do not get the equivalent of www 404 errors - broken links.
How do we assure that our work is of greater value to us initially? I assume that open access will be used by the world, not just us.
Tim Berners-Lee (WWW inventor) has a talk on TED.com about something like this.