[ckan-discuss] Renaming ckan.net to thedatahub.org

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Wed Jun 22 09:22:16 BST 2011

+1 from me too. Am experiencing this in person fairly often and am now
recognising how much of a barrier it is.

On 22/06/2011 10:10 AM, "Rufus Pollock" <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'd like to suggest renaming ckan.net to thedatahub.org. Reasons:
> 1. Reduce confusion between software and the site/community. People
> frequently tell me they get confused on this and at the moment one has
> to constantly qualify to say something like "CKAN Software" or the
> "CKAN site". This is made worse by having software at ckan.org and
> primary community site at ckan.net.
> 2. CKAN is completely opaque as a name to most people. Talking with
> people, especially people not that familiar with CKAN and associated
> ideas, it's clear that CKAN is a poor name (people explicitly say
> this): a) it's not clear how to spell it b) it's not clear what kind
> of site it is.
> NB: this second issue could also be true of the software (which we
> don't plan to rename). However, having 'odd' names for software isn't
> such a problem as opaque names for software are common and the target
> community is much more specialized and comprehending of the background
> (CPAN, CRAN etc). But it is a problem for the site where we hope
> general users (or at least data wranglers) will come.
> Please let me know your +1 / -1 / +0 / -0 ...
> Regards,
> Rufus
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