[ckan-discuss] openness icons

Richard Pope richard at memespring.co.uk
Thu Dec 9 09:34:14 GMT 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 8 December 2010 13:22, Richard Pope <richard at memespring.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM, David Read <david.read at okfn.org> wrote:
>>> Yes, both open door and blue bar mean 'open', which means downloadable
>>> and open license. Maybe worth standardising the icon to one or the
>>> other? We've struggled to indicate this well, so ideas most welcome.
>> I was going to suggest sticking with these: http://www.opendefinition.org/okd/
> Yes (I think you mean http://opendefinition.org/buttons/). BTW Dave is
> not quite right (though that is itself instructive on UX!) that blue
> bar and open door both mean open:
> Open door = openly licensed
> Green down arrow = downloadable
> Both together = Open Data/Content = Blue Bar
> This is obviously not very clear and I suggest:
> a) get rid of 'door' symbol
> b) keep a download symbol (though perhaps different)

I've included the download formats available [CSV] [Fusion Tables] [RDF] etc

> c) use 'open data' buttons for stuff that is open (downloadable and
> openly licensed) -- and don't worry about i18n atm.
> Rufus

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