[okfn-help] [Open Knowledge Foundation Blog] Comment: "New Linking Open Data group on CKAN"

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Nov 16 13:33:14 GMT 2009

Dear Tom,

I agree with you that showing a '?' for packages where nothing has
been selected in the licensing field would be better than showing a

I've carbon copied this to our 'okfn-help' list. David, Rufus: would
this be difficult to implement? Presumably there is a '?' famfamfam
icon we could use?

Best wishes,


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Tom Morris <wordpress at blog.okfn.org> wrote:
> New comment on your post #1104 "New Linking Open Data group on CKAN"
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> <p>The licensing data display is misleading.  Instead of showing a red X for missing information, wouldn't it be more appropriate to show a question mark (?) or some other symbol to let them know what's going on?</p>
> <p>Currently you have to dig through several screens to figure out that a bunch of these entries just got created without any license information at all.  That's not the same thing as "not open."</p>
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Jonathan Gray

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