[okfn-coord] [Fwd: COMMUNIA: points of contact / Turin Workshop: do you wish to send a speaker on metadata?]

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat Dec 22 12:26:13 UTC 2007

Just so you all know - this is now done. I've incorporated Rufus' 
suggestions into my response.

Regarding their workshop in January - I've confirmed I'll be able to go 
out there if their offer still stands:


I should really try and read up more on how CKAN is built and how we 
might propose to extend it - so I can answer at least some of the more 
technical questions that might fly in my direction if I go.

Regarding things being public - I will post about all this to 
okfn-discuss as soon as I hear back from Juan. I'll admit that in 
general I have a tendency towards discretion and a preference for 
one-one discussion! (I'm sure I'm not alone.) I'll make a new years 



Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Juan Carlos De Martin, co-ordinator of COMMUNIA - the thematic 
>> network on the digital public domain, would like to know:
> I wonder to what extent these are things that could go on the public 
> list. It is always a difficult call but I'm always concerned about the 
> danger for private channels to take over from public 'open' ones :)
>> 1. How they can help with OKCon.
> They could help with organization. They could send a speaker/organize 
> a workshop/panel in the open space. They could give us some funds to 
> help ships speakers over ...
>> 2. How we might proceed in collaborating to build public domain 
>> calculators for different EU jurisdictions (as I believe Rufus was 
>> working on with the Open Library).
> This would be *really* useful and is definitely something we should 
> move over to the public discuss list.
>> 3. Whether we could send a speaker to the first COMMUNIA workshop in 
>> Turin on 18th January.
> I'd been meaning to bring this up myself.
> Jonathan: if your airfare were paid would you consider going over? I 
> could also put you in touch with Prodromos Tsiavos who is going over 
> and could hook you up with people and crash space.
>> I assume the main things for 1. will be publicity, and (if possible) 
>> advice about funding for travel expenses.
> Yes. If they could fund someone to go that would be even better.
>> For 2. perhaps Juan could forward us a list of those who might 
>> potentially be interested in this? Perhaps they could join the 
>> okfn-discuss list?
> Yes. I'm thinking of phasing out pdb-discuss and moving its work over 
> to okfn-discuss / okfn-help so this would make sense.
>> Re: 3. I'm guessing we probably can't get a speaker to this. (Are you 
>> free Rufus? Jo?)
> What about you Jonathan.
>> Any thought before I reply would be much appreciated - otherwise I'll 
>> proceed to reply along these lines.
> Good work.
> ~rufus

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