[ckan-discuss] faq for ckan users

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich at pudo.org
Sun Dec 5 12:03:33 GMT 2010


On Dec 5, 2010, at 12:56 PM, Stefano Costa wrote:

> Il giorno sab, 04/12/2010 alle 16.03 +0100, Olav Anders Øvrebø ha
> scritto:
>> I am planning to write a FAQ to explain CKAN to new users. I think
>> this is necessary - based on feedback from different people, and based
>> on my own experience. (The "new package" form is not completely
>> self-explanatory, for example). Does someone want to participate in
>> this? I think a good idea would be to write it in English, then leave
>> it to the different national "teams" to translate and adapt. 
> Olav,
> very good idea and I'm ready to help you out. 3 days ago we had a "CKAN
> Party" in Italy and as most people were newcomers we found out what are
> the most common problems they find, especially when adding new packages
> as you said.
> I'm all for keeping this FAQ separate from the technical docs, instead
> it would be much better if it was incorporated in the CKAN website(s).

During the London meeting a few weeks ago, there was a discussion as to whether or not we should have a CKAN.net wiki (as opposed to both ckan.org for the software and wiki.okfn.org which introduces OKFN as an entity even for users who just want to learn how to add a package or find out what maintainer v. author means). I still think this is a good idea and would set this up today if there is no opposition. We could theme the site using TwentyTen + CKAN add-ons, so the link between ckan.net and wiki.ckan.net would be smooth. Also, there are some nice MediaWIki templates to set up localized subpages, e.g. FAQ, FAQ/de, FAQ/it, FAQ/no.


> Ciao
> steko
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