[ckan-discuss] Google support

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 31 17:37:21 BST 2010

Amazing news Friedrich! :-)

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 1:29 AM, Benoit Boissinot <bboissin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM, Friedrich Lindenberg
> <friedrich at pudo.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> just wanted to keep you updated with regards to a meeting we had with a Google policy rep today. One of the topics of our discussion was ways in which they could support us (ODN and OKF) in a practical sense. He's agreed to get us into the Google Storage beta programme where we'll have 100G for data repo purposes.
>> Also, he's offered to forward proposals to Google engineering regarding 20% projects (employees can take 20% of their time to toy with other stuff). I think this could be an interesting way to start projects on things like data versioning which are hard and should result in widely supported open source infrastructure.
> And the recent acquisition of freebase (they open sourced Gridworks)
> could give interesting 20% projects as well.
> Cheers,
> Benoit
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