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

Jason Kitcat jason.kitcat at okfn.org
Wed Jun 22 22:14:58 BST 2011

+1 on rename, for all the reasons you suggest.

All the best,

On 21 Jun 2011, at 22:47, Rufus Pollock 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
> _______________________________________________
> ckan-discuss mailing list
> ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/ckan-discuss

Jason Kitcat
Foundation Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

+44 (0) 7956 886 508


More information about the ckan-discuss mailing list