[ckan-discuss] Suggestion: better visibility of Ontologies

David Read david.read at okfn.org
Fri Mar 12 17:16:28 GMT 2010

I'd be in favour of getting rid of the ontology tags, now you have the
ontology group. The group works almost exactly like a tag for cross
referencing packages so you only really need one or the other. Of
course groups have the advantage that they have extra metadata and
permissions options, but I see no reason to keep a potentially
confusing duplicate name in the tags.


2010/3/12 Christophe Guéret <cgueret at few.vu.nl>:
> Hi Jonathan,
>> What do you think about the possibility of having a dedicated
>> 'ontologies' group?
>>   http://ckan.net/group/
>> Would this make sense?
> What I had in mind was more of a layout thing : on the CKAN homepage create
> two columns, one referencing the latest packages and one for the latests
> update on ontologies. This would have been associated with a distinctions
> between Packages and Ontologies in the menu bar (or some other keywords).
> But the idea of a group is fine. This gives a bit more visibility that just
> tags I guess.
>> And might you be interested in helping to establish this?
> Done ! I've created a group and added all the packages tagged with
> "ontologies".
> I'm not quite sure on what to do with these tags now. Shall we keep as a
> guidline that every ontology must be tagged as such and added to the group ?
> Or shall the group replace the usage of the tag ?
>> Can you think of anyone else to invite who might be
>> able to help maintain it? I'd love to help but - I'm afraid its not
>> really my area. ;-)
> I don't have anyone in mind so any volunteer is very welcome ! :-)
> Cheers,
> Christophe
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