[ckan-discuss] Groups -> themes?

Mark Wainwright mark.wainwright at okfn.org
Mon Dec 9 09:50:05 UTC 2013

Hi all,

Another suggestion from me, to rename 'groups'. I think the meaning of
this is completely unclear to most users (including me). The name
"Groups" is a hang-over from the days when they basically had to
fulfil the function of what are now "Organizations" as well.

A number of CKAN sites have written front-ends in which groups are
renamed as something more comprehensible, usually "Themes". Is it time
for CKAN to bite the bullet and make this the default? I certainly
think it would be clearer.

More contentiously, what about renaming "Organizations" to
"Publishers", as many sites have also done?


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