[okfn-labs] okfnlabs.org

Nick Stenning nick at whiteink.com
Tue Mar 6 18:02:03 UTC 2012

Well, I think we're all agreed that a static, sterile project listing is to
be avoided. At the same time, I think we should exploit -- as far as is
possible -- information and activity that's already available. GitHub
activity, mailing list posts, and the like are ready sources of evidence of
life in these projects. Of course, that's not to preclude including blog
posts in the mix...

Either way, it does rather need to not look like some teenager's
half-finished experiment.

Does somebody want to point me in the direction of the code and/or servers
that run this site?


On 6 Mar 2012, at 16:39, Tom Rees <zephod at gmail.com> wrote:

And, in fact, we have funding for the latter.
The okfnlabs.org site was close to done until a recent refactor saw the
Jekyll theme rebuilt. I didn't check it very thoroughly it seems...
The things we are actively working on in Labs seem to be:
* Me on RevenueWatch contract
* Me on Dashboard (theoretically)
* Nick on Annotator
* Friedrich on Grano
* Somebody (Nick?) on the WorldBank contract

I'm not sure where Gregor is at the moment, and Friedrich I'm not sure what
other projects you're hacking away on which could be filed under Labs.
The future is clearly bright for contract work, but I think Labs is worth
more than that - we can fund and finish experimental projects or products
which aren't likely to become profit centres. Our website is a useful place
to send people who are looking for ways the OKFN could help them, or for
ways that they could help the OKFN. Ideally I'd like to build a community
there, though -- and in our Shuttleworth funding bid that is something
we've claimed we will do. Your thoughts are appreciated, gentlemen.

- Tom

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Friedrich Lindenberg <
friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:

> This has already been the topic of some discussion. I really think we want
> to have a jekyll blog and some nice hand-crafted tool and portfolio pages
> there instead of the current spreadsheet thing. We should also merge in the
> vis labs site (no need to have two imo).
> This is basically where we decide if labs is going to be our "projects
> attic" or an actual community that people can engage with. I'm eager for
> the latter.
> - Friedrich
> On Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Nick Stenning wrote:
> Seeing as this mailing list is now called okfn-labs (!?), I'm guessing
> this is the right place to point out that we currently have a website
> live with "Page Title" as the title and "Widget content goes here..."?
> http://okfnlabs.org/
> -N
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