[ckan-discuss] Package relationships

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Feb 22 16:31:10 GMT 2010

Would it be useful to have some use cases/examples here?

E.g. not sure what you think about:

  * data.gov.uk and the datasets it contains
  * freedict and the dictionaries in various languages it contains
  * OSM and external datasets which have been added to it (e.g. naptan data)
  * large data portal (such as IPCC data distribution centre) and the
collections of datasets it links to/mirrors


On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM, David Read <david.read at okfn.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Rufus and I have been designing CKAN functionality to formally
> associate packages. We see a need for specific parent-child,
> inheriting or dependency relations. Not only should this help
> navigation between packages in the web interface, but it also provides
> a mechanism to automatically pull dependencies when downloading a data
> package, in a similar manner as we see in software package management.
> Take a look at the ticket and please do offer feedback:
> http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/253
> David
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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
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