[ckan-discuss] s/package/data set/g

Jindřich Mynarz mynarzjindrich at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 09:45:25 BST 2011

I'm certainly -1 on this because I think it might confuse the users.
The package is not the dataset, it's a *description* (metadata) of the
dataset [1]. Maybe it's not the best term to use, but it's better than
to lead users to expect they can find the datasets themselves at the
Data Hub.



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MagrittePipe.jpg

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 25 July 2011 05:17, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas at deri.org> wrote:
>>> I think that the term "package" should be removed from thedatahub.org
>>> and replaced with "data set" or "dataset". While CKAN is to be the
>>> Debian of data, I think "dataset" would lead to fewer mental steps for
>>> new comers.
>> +1
> This has already been discussed quite a lot (e.g. it's one of the
> items on the UX refactor page: <http://wiki.ckan.net/UX>) and I think
> there is general agreement on this. The issue here is that it is a
> (relatively) costly refactor so we are waiting for the right time to
> do it (we can try doing it slightly 'hackily' by just using i18n but I
> think this is a short term approach).
> Rufus
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