[okfn-labs] Fwd: [ckan-discuss] DataHub

Tom Morris tfmorris at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:48:58 UTC 2013

Thanks for the heads up.  I think overcommunicating is better than the
alternative.  It's also nice the you explained the renaming.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 6:35 AM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>wrote:

> Apologies for any cross-posting. Important info below about changes afoot
> for the DataHub. Also at:
> http://blog.datahub.io/2013/09/11/datahub-important-community-update/
> Key message: *If you’re interested in next steps for DataHub and taking
> it forward please join datahub-discuss<http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/datahub-discuss>list and introduce yourself
> *!
> Rufus
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ross Jones <ross at servercode.co.uk>
> Date: 10 September 2013 17:37
> Subject: [ckan-discuss] DataHub
> To: "ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org discuss" <ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org>
> Hi All,
> TL;DR: changes are afoot for the DataHub. Following the recent (technical)
> upgrade its time for a community upgrade. New dedicated DataHub mailing
> lists and call for contributors to new DataHub team.
> We’re writing to give an important update on the DataHub - the community
> data hub powered by CKAN we’ve been running since 2006!
> Over the last year or so DataHub has not kept up with the speed of change
> that has been happening within CKAN itself.  As a result it hasn’t received
> as much attention as it should, and we feel it is high time to bring
> DataHub up to date and make it the awesome community owned and run  data
> hub it can and should be!
> DataHub is and will remain community run, and community owned, and will
> have a solid technical home within the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs.
> However, if the DataHub is to meet the needs and expectations of those
> using it we need to create a team of administrators, curators, developers
> and more - so we need your help!
> There are lots of ways to get involved.  We will need help with advocacy,
> triaging ideas and issues [2],  and writing code [3].  To help coordinate
> this we have created two new mailing lists dedicated to the DataHub,
> datahub-discuss [4] for those who want to get involved in helping take the
> datahub forward and datahub-announce [5] for announcements.[^1]
> Ross Jones and Rufus Pollock, DataHub Coordinators (and Benevolent
> Dictators - Interim!)
> [2] http://github.com/okfn/ckanext-datahub/issues
> [3] https://github.com/okfn/ckanext-datahub
> [4] http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/datahub-discuss
> [5] http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/datahub-announce
> [^1] With the growth of the DataHub and CKAN it is now time for the
> DataHub to have its own dedicated space and community - there are now
> hundreds of CKAN instances whereas once upon time there was only one:
> ckan.net (We renamed ckan.net to datahub.io in 2011 to avoid confusion
> between CKAN (the software) and the website!)
> *
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