[ckan-discuss] [ckan-dev] opendata best practices

Mark Wainwright mark.wainwright at okfn.org
Wed Aug 22 09:21:05 BST 2012

Hi Pascal,

This is brilliant work - well done and thanks for posting about it. I
look forward to version 2!

There are some points where the English version is not clear - I'm
happy to provide some help with this.


On 22 August 2012 08:45,  <p.romain at cg33.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> In an effort to help opendata producers to publish qualified datasets we
> have published a set of 72 "good practices" established with the opendata
> community.
> They are divided in 12 sections and 3 levels of conformity
> It is available in French and English under CC-BY-SA licence:
> http://checklists.opquast.com/en/opendata
> In the version 2 of this document we will add technical solutions and
> control means for each of them.
> Currently CKAN allows for an opendata community to reach a high level of
> conformity and we will try to combine the kind of information provided by
> the QA extension with some automatic control tasks in order to "certify"
> CKAN as an excellent solution for data producers.
> We would for exemple like to have a conformity level for each metadata's
> dataset page displayed on the page, encouraging data producers to provide
> suffisient metadata for their information.
> Also, on the front page of a ckan portal, we could have a certification flag
> pointing to the list of good practices implemented by this given portal.
> If someone in the CKAN community is interested by contributing to such an
> extension, feel free to contact me :)
> Currently 11 french opendata portals have acccepted to review their portal
> against this checklist and to publish the results of this review. It is
> available here :http://opendatafrance.opquast.net/barometers/open-data
> Best,
> Pascal Romain
> http://datalocale.fr
> @datalocale
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