[okfn-dev] Open Methods wiki

Michael Chelen michael.chelen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 18:37:39 UTC 2011

That is great! Since SMW is installed people can start trying out the
features it provides. Perhaps the first steps would be defining a
content type, adding a few examples, and testing queries through web
and SPARQL interfaces?

Some other plugins that might be helpful are listed here:

Namely Semantic Forms can ease the content design and creation process
by providing a step-by-step form based system for users less familiar
with the markup language.

Thanks for setting the wiki page:

There are also some development notes here:

Probably there are many people interested in using RDF features who
would also work on questions and testing. Happy to help however
possible =)

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Anthony Beck <ant.beck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many thanks.
> I'll start to get some content together as you suggest. This may take a
> couple of weeks as I've some important project meetings coming up, but it
> will be done soon.
> I suggest we publicise once we've got the basics in place.
> If we're CC-BY-SA then we can access more resources and populate more
> content (possibly a positive thing but we can always just link to the
> wikipedia article etc.: plurality is good). However, SA may limit re-use. I
> think I'd prefer CC-BY, I'd like re-use to be unfettered. However, this
> means taking from other CC-BY or producing original content (which in the
> medium to long term should be what we do anyway). Happy, to have my point of
> view changed and in no respect consider myself an expert on this topic.
> Best and happy new year
> Ant
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Stefano Costa <stefano.costa at okfn.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the Open Methods wiki is now up and running at http://methods.okfn.org/
>> (this is on the new eu13 instance). Thanks to Rufus Pollock and Mike
>> Chelen who did most of the work.
>> The software is MediaWiki 1.16.1, I've already added a few extensions:
>>      * Semantic MediaWiki
>>      * Cite
>>      * UsabilityInitiative
>> We will likely want to add more extensions but for a start it should be
>> fine [0]. What's more important now is to add some introductory content,
>> both in terms of "what this is about" and proper content.
>> I've put up a non-logo, artists are encouraged to submit ideas (135 ×
>> 135 pixels).
>> I've chosen a CC-BY-SA license (this enables picking content from
>> Wikipedia among other things), let me know if there is a strong
>> preference towards CC-BY instead.
>> Ciao
>> steko
>> [0] Another one I tried is OpenID, which would be very nice to have, but
>> it seems not to work correctly. I will try to get it working later.
>> --
>> Stefano Costa
>> Coordinator, Working Group on Open Data in Archaeology
>> http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/archaeology
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
>> http://www.okfn.org · http://opendefinition.org/

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