[epsi-coord] ePSIplatform as a partner for DataCatalogs.org?
Katleen.Janssen at law.kuleuven.be
Wed Jun 22 18:49:12 BST 2011
+1 for the one list idea!
From: epsi-coord-bounces at lists.okfn.org [mailto:epsi-coord-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Gray
Sent: woensdag 22 juni 2011 19:46
To: epsi-coord at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [epsi-coord] ePSIplatform as a partner for DataCatalogs.org?
Amazing. What do others think?
Re: one list to rule them all - Yes! For what its worth we're really
trying to get *everyone* on board for this. ;-)
Off the record: I've just emailed the UN, Cabinet Office, Sunlight,
Civic Commons, data.gov.uk, data.gov.au and loads of other people.
Still going through my address book - and will probably end up
contacting all national initiatives with an interest in knowing what
is going on in their country (e.g. at local/regional level) and
The more people are on board, the more expertise we can harness, the
more pairs of eyes/hands, etc - the easier this list gets to maintain.
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Ton Zijlstra <ton.zijlstra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> personally I think this is a useful idea. The trick of course always is to
> be recognized as the one list to rule them all by the other stakeholders.
> I for one, know that maintaining the list as it currently is in the
> epsiplatform was/is a pain to maintain, and I'd rather contribute to a
> shared list that pools many different efforts, and then in turn show that in
> the platform.
> So, I'm all for it.
> Interdependent Thoughts
> Ton Zijlstra
> ton at tonzijlstra.eu
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>> Hi all,
>> I'm writing to ask whether ePSIplatform might consider being a partner
>> for a new website called DataCatalogs.org? DataCatalogs.org aims to be
>> *the* canonical list of open data catalogues from around the world -
>> both from government and citizen driven sources.
>> We've found that lots of people have been duplicating the work of
>> maintaing lists of catalogs and we'd like to do something about it!
>> Hence we're trying to bring key stakeholders from around the world
>> together to collaborate on a single list. More background information
>> is available here  and a demo is available here .
>> In the first instance partnership will entail:
>> i. Having the ePSIplatform logo on the about page of the website
>> ii. Having a designated person who has an administrative account and
>> could help to curate the list (this can be as much or as little
>> commitment as we'd like)
>> iii. Helping to promote the site as the de facto place to list data
>> catalogues for the open data community
>> What do you think? I'd be grateful if you could let me know ASAP, as
>> we are aiming to launch this project at our annual conference, OKCon
>> 2011 (okcon.org) in Berlin on 30th June.
>> In any case I hope you are all well!
>> All the best,
>>  http://lod2.okfn.org/2011/06/07/next-steps-on-datacatalogs-org/
>>  http://ec2-46-51-149-132.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com:8081/
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
>> epsi-coord mailing list
>> epsi-coord at lists.okfn.org
> epsi-coord mailing list
> epsi-coord at lists.okfn.org
The Open Knowledge Foundation
epsi-coord mailing list
epsi-coord at lists.okfn.org
More information about the epsi-coord