[ckan-discuss] CKAN credits

David Read david.read at okfn.org
Thu Jan 20 09:59:54 GMT 2011


The About page definitely needs a rethink, but I think a much pared
down one would be a very useful part of each CKAN instance. I'd say it
just needs:

 * a section about this particular instance e.g. "This is Zimbabwe's
official open government data ..."
 * a snippet about CKAN - first couple of sentences from existing page
 * OKFN is behind it (no need for names here)
 * See ckan.org for more info, user guide, to give feedback and full
source code.

I agree that the Venn diagram / philosophy of CKAN is best moved to
ckan.org, and the API info should be in the user guide.


On 20 January 2011 09:07, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 20 January 2011 00:21, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> A small request to update the 'Contributors' section of the 'About'
>> page to reflect the current CKAN dev/design/admin team, who deserve
>> crediting for all the nice work they are doing. ;-)
>> http://ckan.net/about
> In fact I strongly think we should remove that section on ckan.net --
> this kind of info should now be on ckan.org as it is about who
> contributed to the software.
> In general I think we are thinking about 'deprecating' the generic
> about page that gets put up on every ckan instance as:
> a) this info is rather specific to *.ckan.net (i.e. other installs do
> not require it)
> b) it involves translation overhead
> c) it can live on ckan.org with a link from the footer on ckan.net if needed
> Does this sound sensible or not?
> Rufus
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