[openspending-dev] Budget in a box: Request for feedback.

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Feb 13 09:45:21 UTC 2012

On 13 February 2012 09:25, Friedrich Lindenberg
<friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi all,

This is awesome :-)

> over the weekend I've drawn up a new version of the WDMMG site, which
> is statically generated from a Jekyll (sorry, Rufus, so much easier)
> repository. The point here is not to remake WDMMG but to provide a

I would still argue that's a barrier -- we could after all do this all
in one via JS -- but let's wait an see :-) (code, after all, talks!)

> sample site which people can fork on GitHub and then customize to get
> their own white-label page.
> Repo + README: https://github.com/openspending/wheredoesmymoneygo.org
> Site: http://staging.wheredoesmymoneygo.org/
> If any of you have any feedback on this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

I've already filed a minor bug:


> The questions in particular are:

Just to clarify: are we thinking of replacing wheredoesmymoneygo.org
with this or is this a demo for other places. If for
wheredoesmymoneygo.org we have severe issues of breaking old stuff ...
(Guess we could do a redirect to old.wheredoesmymoneygo.org or

> * Is the basic idea made sufficiently clear?
> * What further guidance would be needed?
> * Should we include the less generalizable widgets that Rufus and Tim
> have done (Tax Calculator, Budgetizer) or put them at a different
> location?

I think budgetizer can now live at OpenSpendingJS going forward and
should not be part of a generic WDMMG distro. However, we need to
preserve old urls on WDMMG.org itself (see point above).

Tax Calculator probably is useful (and you can't do dailybread without
it ...) so I'd put it in somewhere.

> Please also feel free to file tickets for future enhancements.
> Once we feel comfortable with the basic site, I'd like to announce it
> on the main list and if there is demand, even do a quick Skype call
> about it.

I really think removing Jekyll in the first instance would be a real
benefit but perhaps we should poll on list about it when we announce
(I know that I'd be much more comfortable grabbing some HTML and
modding ...)

Once again: awesome work!


> - Friedrich
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