[ckan-discuss] CKAN coordination

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Sat Sep 4 22:36:40 BST 2010

dear all,

The expansion of CKAN is a marvel, lots of international versions, at 
least 2 other serious projects now using CKAN as a backend, CKAN is now 
even powering the Linked Open Data Cloud diagram, how cool:

So there's lots to do. I've started making a list:

I don't know if this is useful? What i want to achieve with this list is 
to identify areas where CKAN could use more support to help it scale - 
should OKF be hiring a part-time project manager, or a part-time 
sysadmin, or both, to help out CKAN? If so, can we estimate the time 
commitment and thus estimate the budget involved? How many of these 
tasks are do-once-then-run, how many need ongoing looking at?

Does CKAN have a Project Steering Committee or moral equivalent? E.g. a 
defined group of committers who share responsibility for major decisions 
about the code-base? This is something Paula le Dieu has suggested OKFn 
projects ought to be doing; for OSGeo having a PSC is non-negotiable for 
becoming a Foundation project.

with love,


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