[open-data-manual] Division of content between Data Patterns and Open Data Manual

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org
Mon Aug 8 08:10:30 UTC 2011


I think it makes a lot of sense separating these two along the lines
that you have proposed. We must of course link over from the one to
the other, but I think the target audiences are just too different and
if each half doesn't care about 50% of the content, why stuff it

- Friedrich

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Friedrich recently proposed idea of a Data Patterns book/manual to
> complement the Open Data Manual:
> <http://blog.okfn.org/2011/08/04/datapatterns-org-lets-collect-some-tricks-for-data-wrangling/>
> Idea is that Data Patterns would focus more on practical 'data
> wrangling' while Open Data Manual would be more focused on a basic
> intro and policy / process aspects. Some more possible differences are
> summarized below.
> Question: does this seem like a good idea or should we have everything
> in one big manual?
> This has immediate practical relevance as some of the items in
> http://wiki.okfn.org/Open_Data_Manual#Sections_that_need_authors would
> seem to be more suited to Data Patterns (e.g. "Generating information
> from data") -- though there is no reason that general contributions to
> both could not be organized through a single central process with a
> particular contribution being allocated to DP or ODM once written.
> Rufus
> Differences between ODM (Open Data Manual) and DP (Data Patterns)
> Target Audience:
>  * ODM: people new to open data and esp open gov data area. Focus
> more on policy and process of doing open data
>  * DP: Data Wranglers
> Translation:
>  * ODM: Yes
>  * DP: No
> Contributions:
>  * ODM: from anyone but with a structured process (non-technical process)
>  * DP: just fork the repo and add a chapter (more technically oriented)

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