[okfn-labs] Question regarding data package distribution

Philip Durbin philip_durbin at harvard.edu
Wed Apr 1 00:38:27 UTC 2015

Hi Rodrigo,

You might find this of interest:


On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:09 PM, Rodrigo Parra <rodpar07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> First of all, as this is my first email to the list, let me introduce
> myself. My name is Rodrigo Parra, I am a developer working as a part of the
> Open Data initiative in Paraguay.
> As a part of my job, I am interested in publishing some government datasets
> in the tabular data package format. If I understand correctly, in its
> simplest form, this means a CSV file + a datapackage.json (JSON Table
> Schema) file.
> I want to be able to share datapackages with a single URL. My question is:
> is there a recommended/spec compliant way to do this? I was thinking about
> implementing one of the following:
> Single URL pointing to github repository.
> Single URL pointing to zipped file.
> Single URL pointing to a public directory containing both files.
> What would you suggest? Or is my question out of the scope of the spec?
> Any answer as well as any tip regarding data package implementation (already
> found JTSKit and I'm loving it) would be very appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Rodrigo Parra
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Philip Durbin
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