[okfn-labs] New discussion forum for Labs - http://discuss.okfn.org/

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Sep 11 09:11:32 UTC 2014

tl;dr check out http://discuss.okfn.org/ a new discussion forum for Labs
and associated projects

*## What*

http://discuss.okfn.org/ - a new discussion forum for Labs community (and
others at Open Knowledge) powered by Discourse

*## Why*

Provide a structured space distinct from this main mailing list for the
increasing number of enquiries / discussions both around specific topics
and around specific projects (e.g. TimeMapper or Frictionless Data)

*## What Next*

Please be bold - jump in and comment on topics and/or create new topics as

We're still at an experimental stage and working out what will work best -
suggestions very welcome!

*## How*

This got booted last week using spare capacity on one of the Labs machine (
hydrogen.okfnlabs.org) - big props to Labs member Friedrich
<http://okfnlabs.org/members/pudo/> who did most of the heavy lifting. If
you encounter any issues (or want to help moderate or admin) ping
labs at okfn.org.

*## FAQ*

### Is this intended to replace the current discussion list (
okfn-labs at lists.okfn.org)?

No, absolutely not - this list will remain the primary general discussion

However, there are an increasing number of enquiries especially re specific
projects where having a dedicated forum with individual topics will be

### What Kind of Topics are Allowed

We're very open - pretty much anything Labs related whether that's a
specific project or a general topic. As an example, Friedrich (@pudo) has
started a topic on "data provenance for journalists and NGOs
whilst I've created one on "Data Packages - Creating, Finding and Tooling
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