[ckan-discuss] CKAN credits
james at 3aims.com
Mon Jan 24 12:29:29 GMT 2011
Agree the standard about page can go from a CKAN install. People can add
it back in via custom extensions if they want to. A "Powered by CKAN"
link in the footer of a standard install (which can perhaps be disabled
via a config option) and which links to a page on ckan.org would be my
I'd also like to see a proper team page on ckan.org (perhaps with
photos!) so that people can see who is part of it and from which
organisations. Makes it feel like a real team then. We can add a
CREDITS.txt file to the source repository and add a link to it on
bitbucket for more detailed credits info.
On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 09:59 +0000, David Read wrote:
> 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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