[okfn-discuss] introducing… yours truly

Zach Beauvais z.beauvais at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 13:46:11 UTC 2011

Hi Peter,  

Thanks for the welcome. I think Leigh's piece about Kasabi's place for open data is actually pretty good for this question. And you can definitely choose license information when a dataset is published—have a look at a set's home within Kasabi and you see its license details right up front. These are selected by the publisher, so they can decide how data can be defined as Open.

There isn't a way to add any other buttons to a dataset at the moment, but it's possible to create CKAN registrations for datasets, and point at their host within Kasabi. I believe this is something we're looking at making easier too.


Zach Beauvais | @zbeauvais (http://www.twitter.com/zbeauvais)zachbeauvais.com (http://www.zachbeauvais.com/)

On Wednesday, 3 August 2011 at 10:27, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Zach Beauvais <z.beauvais at gmail.com (mailto:z.beauvais at gmail.com)> wrote:
> > Hiya,
> > I'm Zach, and work for Talis, a UK-based data company. For several years, I edited Nodalities (http://www.talis.com/nodalities)magazine, the final edition of which just went out last month. It was a wonderful project to work on, and I'm hoping to bring some ideas from that to the OKF group.  
> Great to hear from you. Talis has made many useful contributions to Openness - and I have also been interviewed for Nodalities.  
> >  
> >  
> > Data hosting in Kasabi is free. This means anyone can use Kasabi as a way to publish Open Data for others to use. A number of the core APIs and services, including basic Linked Data publishing will also always be a free part of the service. Data is most useful when it can be quickly and easily accessed and linked to other sources. This means the service provides a completely free platform for sharing Linked Open Data.  
> >  
> >  
> It is always worth clarifying "free". Presumably the content meets the OKF's Open Defintion. Does the software allow for the addition of licence info and/or OKF buttons?  
> I assume that Talis does not meet the Open Service http://www.opendefinition.org/software-service/ as the software itself is not Open.  
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