[okfn-discuss] torrents for sharing datasets

Jan Vansteenlandt vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 15:37:40 UTC 2015


I very much like this idea!

If there were to be a torrent site dedicated to share datasets that would be something that I’d see come in handy.

Why not use current torrent sites?

> On 13 Apr 2015, at 17:35, stef <s at ctrlc.hu> wrote:
> ohi,
> i was discussing with a fellow about some data that i help them exploiting. i
> set up a few years ago some cronjob to archive daily changing urls. fantastic
> eu historical transparency data unavailable anywhere else, contains even
> references to the illuminati. however (oblig kraaken ref) we're no better than
> the kraaken, in publishing what we collect. i want to change that, i want to
> publish this. however the dataset is quite big, and i have other similar
> datasets that are in the few tens of GB ballpark. so i was thinking maybe a
> pirat^Wdatabay and some organizational seed-servers would be something that
> would be most efficient in data-sharing. my questions:
> 1/ has this been considered already? if so, why has it been rejected?
> 2/ has this been implemented, and i can join such an effort?
> my contrib: i'd be happy to share this dataset i was alluding to, also i'd
> share all my parltrack data, and i'd contribute at least one seed server for
> this venture.
> thx for any hints or ready-to-join initiatives,s
> -- 
> otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt
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