[wdmmg-dev] OpenSpending Process (senger at rehfisch.de)

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Apr 21 15:39:27 UTC 2011

To add to this thread just did a notebook dump of some recent work and thoughts:



On 21 April 2011 16:18, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 21 April 2011 16:04, Friedrich Lindenberg
> <friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Carsten Senger <senger at rehfisch.de> wrote:
>>> We want to encourage contributors to write a custom loader where necessary.
>>> It's the alternative to "Transform to OpenSpending Format2 for the "Custom
>>> Loader" process.
>> Hm, I disagree: I feel it would be much better for us to converge to
>> using custom loaders as little as possible (and we're almost there
>> already). Keeping the loaders up to date is increasingly a burden on
>> our development and I'd like to get rid of the simpler ones in favor
>> of a set of mapping descriptions. What do you think?
> I'm a big +1 with Friedrich here. I actually think even our own
> loaders should switch to producing our 'OpenSpending data' format and
> we then load that in a standard way (the great benefit with this is we
> now have a nice 'standalone' version of the data to redistribute to
> others, to register on ckan.net etc).
> Rufus

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