[datacatalogs] [ckan-discuss] [open-government] New Open Government Platform code released
Christopher Musialek (XT)
christopher.musialek at gsa.gov
Wed Dec 7 17:15:14 GMT 2011
> Just to reiterate, we'd *love* to be in touch with the new US team, to
> talk about data catalogue interoperability. We're in the process of
> organising another meeting along the lines of the one we had in
> Edinburgh earlier this year  - and it would be good if someone from
> the US team could make it!
Absolutely, we'd _love_ to talk about this as well. This is one of the
major challenges on the US side in that we have many existing catalogs
across many agencies that don't talk to one another currently. Ultimately,
I'd love to work out interoperability through a common, open standards
approach that follows a sort of federated model for connecting the
ecosystem of software.
When you lock in a date for the next meeting, please let us know. Where are
you thinking of holding it?
> The main thing is that we have an open source, interoperable ecosystem
> of technologies for working with datasets. In particular it would be
> good to talk about metadata standards, and harvesting mechanisms - and
> to figure out how data catalogues running on different pieces of
> software can talk to each other.
> Jeanne: perhaps you could forward on this invitation, or suggest who
> the best person for us to contact would be?
> Ed: FYI the list of data catalogues is at: http://datacatalogs.org/
> All the best,
>  See:
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Ed Summers <ehs at pobox.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
> >> (Cc'ing CKAN discuss)
> >> Fantastic news Jeanne!
> >> Who is the main point of contact for this project? It would be great
> >> to introduce them to our CKAN team (see ckan.org), if they aren't
> >> already in touch with us!
> > I think Jonathan's point about getting the Open Government Platform
> > folks talking to the CKAN folks is incredibly important.
> > "CKAN is used by the UK, Norwegian and Dutch governments, local
> > government, and specialist data publishers. It has run ckan.net (now
> > thedatahub.org) since 2007, and powers more than 40 data hubs
> > globally." 
> > Jonathan, is there a list of know data hubs available somewhere? I
> > realize that the OGP work has been going on behind the scenes for a
> > big code drop like . But I think it's important to characterize how
> > different that commit history is from CKAN's , and the value of
> > actually working in the open.
> > //Ed
> >  http://ckan.org/faq/
> >  https://github.com/opengovplatform/opengovplatform/commits/master/
> > 1 commit on Nov 30, 2011
> >  https://github.com/okfn/ckan/commits/master which has commits
> > going back to Jan 18th, 2007
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
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