[ckan-discuss] Groups -> themes?

Fawcett, David (MNIT) David.Fawcett at state.mn.us
Mon Dec 9 14:32:20 UTC 2013

We have decided to rename 'groups' to 'Categories' on our CKAN instance.  For our use case, we are limiting the categories to the ISO 19115 Topic Categories.


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From: ckan-discuss [mailto:ckan-discuss-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Mark Wainwright
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 3:50 AM
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Subject: [ckan-discuss] Groups -> themes?

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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