[okfn-discuss] Announcing Data Protocols
paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Tue Jul 17 16:53:56 UTC 2012
Would like to see either Google Protocol Buffers or Apache Thrift here.
They are complete, lightweight descriptions of data that stores well and is
extremely quick to parse (nanoseconds, rather than microseconds).
On Jul 18, 2012 3:46 AM, "Sam Leon" <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We've just announced a project that the Open Knowledge Foundation has been
> working on with a group of other organisations and individuals for some
> time now.
> In a nut-shell, it's a community-driven effort to develop simple,
> light-weight protocols and formats for distributed and collaborative work
> with data, responding to the basic challenge that the civic and open data
> community is hampered by a lack of simple standards for interaction between
> services and tools.
> *Read more about it on the OKFN blog here<http://blog.okfn.org/2012/07/17/data-protocols-community-based-light-weight-data-protocols-for-collaborative-distributed-work-with-data/>
> *Get Data Protocols off to a flying start, and support our application to
> the Knight News Challenge<http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/25576949597/data-protocols-rough-consensus-running-code-and>by giving the proposal a quick thumbs up! 
> All the best,
> Sam Leon
> Community Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> Twitter: @noeL_maS
> Skype: samedleon
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