[okfn-labs] Data Package standard

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Oct 16 11:51:48 UTC 2015

On 16 October 2015 at 09:19, Ingmar Schlecht <ingmar.schlecht at unibas.ch>

> Hi folks,
> just a question regarding the Data Package standard.
> We're currently in the process of setting up an open data data platform
> for electricity market data and are considering to use the Data Package
> standard (http://data.okfn.org/doc/data-package).
> Now, my question is: Is there any relevant tool support already for the
> Data Package standard except for the tools provided by OKFN itself? Do you
> have any measurement how well accepted the standard generally is?

A bunch of people have provided support and are using Data Packages other
than Open Knowledge. Some examples of this are on the tools page:


Many of these tools have been provided by others. Specific groups including
rOpenSci who are taking on the R library, the ruby gem from Gerald Bauer,
csvlint from the ODI, a static Data Package based data catalog
<http://okfnlabs.org/blog/2014/08/19/datacentral.html> etc. We have also
seen several local and national government agencies using the tools and the
standard including statistics offices and open data portal providers. We
also see increasing uptake - much of which we tend only discover after the
fact. As a concrete example here is a recent "out of the blue" notice that
someone was using Data Packages for specific use case in gov

If you'd like to know more, feel free to email me directly.



> Best
> Ingmar
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