[okfn-help] Puzzled by CKAN groups
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Sat Jan 16 15:36:58 GMT 2010
2010/1/16 Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org>:
> dear all,
> I got an OpenID so I can finally log into CKAN rather than editing it by IP.
BTW it is trivial to convert this into an openid at e.g.
http://frot.org or the like with a simple line in the head or your
home page ...
> I am a bit confused by CKAN groups - in theory a great feature.
> I don't see a "join the group" option when looking at, say,
At the moment, you have to be added to the group by one of the
existing group owners (the whole point is the group is run by a
specific group of people). It would be good to have a join now button
though which at least notified others of your desire to join.
> I am not sure what having packages assigned to a group really buys, over
> focusing a group on a tag. A way to filter out the highest-quality entries
The idea of groups as opposed to tags was simple:
Anyone can add (or remove) a tag from package but a group is
controlled by its owners. Put simply: a group is a "curated" tag.
I also think groups are important to the community building on CKAN as
they provide a defined place for specific communities to come together
-- thoughts on this very welcome.
> or focus on packages with high user demand / ratings - this is something Jo
> Cook of OSGeo was suggesting as a need, there are a few very widely reused
This is a high priority, see e.g.:
http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/75 (Record and display
package "usage" information)
http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/183 (Browse packages by rating)
http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/144 (Most popular packages
listed on homepage)
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