[epsi-coord] ePSIplatform as a partner for DataCatalogs.org?

Tom Kronenburg tom.kronenburg at zenc.nl
Wed Jun 22 18:48:25 BST 2011

i agree with Ton. Cool effort by the way!

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Op 22 jun 2011, om 19:38 heeft Ton Zijlstra het volgende geschreven:

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

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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org<mailto:jonathan.gray at okfn.org>> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm writing to ask whether ePSIplatform might consider being a partner
for a new website called DataCatalogs.org<http://DataCatalogs.org>? DataCatalogs.org<http://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 [1] and a demo is available here [2].

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<http://okcon.org/>) in Berlin on 30th June.

In any case I hope you are all well!

All the best,


[1] http://lod2.okfn.org/2011/06/07/next-steps-on-datacatalogs-org/
[2] http://ec2-46-51-149-132.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com:8081/

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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