[@OKFNau] Fwd: [okfn-labs] Fwd: [ckan-discuss] DataHub

David F. Flanders dff.okfn at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 13:44:08 UTC 2013

For those developers out there who are interested in the DataHub
initiative, see below for the new listserv.  Best, Flanders

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM
Subject: [okfn-labs] Fwd: [ckan-discuss] DataHub
To: okfn-labs <okfn-labs at lists.okfn.org>

Apologies for any cross-posting. Important info below about changes afoot
for the DataHub. Also at:


Key message: *If you’re interested in next steps for DataHub and taking it
forward please join
and introduce yourself


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From: Ross Jones <ross at servercode.co.uk>
Date: 10 September 2013 17:37
Subject: [ckan-discuss] DataHub
To: "ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org discuss" <ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org>

Hi All,

TL;DR: changes are afoot for the DataHub. Following the recent (technical)
upgrade its time for a community upgrade. New dedicated DataHub mailing
lists and call for contributors to new DataHub team.

We’re writing to give an important update on the DataHub - the community
data hub powered by CKAN we’ve been running since 2006!

Over the last year or so DataHub has not kept up with the speed of change
that has been happening within CKAN itself.  As a result it hasn’t received
as much attention as it should, and we feel it is high time to bring
DataHub up to date and make it the awesome community owned and run  data
hub it can and should be!

DataHub is and will remain community run, and community owned, and will
have a solid technical home within the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs.
However, if the DataHub is to meet the needs and expectations of those
using it we need to create a team of administrators, curators, developers
and more - so we need your help!

There are lots of ways to get involved.  We will need help with advocacy,
triaging ideas and issues [2],  and writing code [3].  To help coordinate
this we have created two new mailing lists dedicated to the DataHub,
datahub-discuss [4] for those who want to get involved in helping take the
datahub forward and datahub-announce [5] for announcements.[^1]

Ross Jones and Rufus Pollock, DataHub Coordinators (and Benevolent
Dictators - Interim!)

[2] http://github.com/okfn/ckanext-datahub/issues
[3] https://github.com/okfn/ckanext-datahub
[4] http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/datahub-discuss
[5] http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/datahub-announce

[^1] With the growth of the DataHub and CKAN it is now time for the DataHub
to have its own dedicated space and community - there are now hundreds of
CKAN instances whereas once upon time there was only one: ckan.net (We
renamed ckan.net to datahub.io in 2011 to avoid confusion between CKAN (the
software) and the website!)



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