[okfn-discuss] New name for ckan.net: call for proposals

John Bywater john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net
Sun Nov 21 13:18:34 UTC 2010

Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> I think the use of "Data" could be misleading as people may think this is a
> repository for full data sets (of cource it may be that in part and may
> evolve to that). But my understanding is that CKAN is primarily for what I
> would call metadata

Yes, metadata about data sets, but also metadata about data *services*.

Within the UK's Location Information Infrastructure, CKAN is being 
referred to both as a 'metadata catalogue service' (model API), and as a 
'metadata discovery service' (model API + Drupal Web UI).


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