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Re: Platform for data.gov?

From: Daniel Dietrich <daniel@so36.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:16:50 +0100
Cc: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Ton Zijlstra <ton.zijlstra@gmail.com>, David James <djames@sunlightfoundation.com>
Message-Id: <8519F4DD-9053-49B1-9FA5-D3A96C118F27@so36.net>
To: Luigi Montanez <lmontanez@sunlightfoundation.com>
Dear Luigi,

Thank you so much for your clarification and the extra information about sunlights "nationaldatacatalog" project. This looks very promising... as most of sunlights projects :) I will follow up this development and dig into deeper 

Best greetings
Daniel 


 
On 25.02.2010, at 22:45, Luigi Montanez wrote:

> The platform Data.gov is built on is not open source, it's closed source. The Obama administration hired a private company to write custom software to power Data.gov. From my knowledge with those within government, they have no plans to ever share the source code or make it open source.
> 
> As for data catalog frameworks, there is of course CKAN, which has a great community behind it and powers several catalogs already.
> 
> My work revolves around the National Data Catalog here in the US, which is an effort *outside* of government to catalog all datasets around the country. It is part of a general 'datacatalog' project that is intended to be remixed and reused by others as they see fit. Our code is open source, and here are the various links to the repositories:
> 
> http://nationaldatacatalog.com
> http://github.com/sunlightlabs/datacatalog-api
> http://github.com/sunlightlabs/datacatalog-web
> http://github.com/sunlightlabs/datacatalog-importer
> 
> We'll be launching this as an alpha product in the coming weeks, and we'll blogging more about how we see others using the software for their own purposes.
> 
> http://sunlightlabs.com/blog
> 
> - Luigi
> 
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Daniel Dietrich <daniel@so36.net> wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I would like to emphasis that the question Peter Krantz raised about
> 
>        "what technical platform data.gov website and catalog is built on?"
> 
> is of very great importance to many of us looking forward to set up national data catalogues elsewhere . In fact we had the same questions here in Germany and also could not find out exactly so I am very pleased to follow Peters Question, to find out more.
> 
> On 25.02.2010, at 20:51, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> > Luigi Montanez of the Sunlight Foundation says its built on a custom .NET solution.
> 
> 
> What does it means: "its built on a custom .NET solution."?
> 
> A clarification on what this exactly means would be of great value for us here in Germany, and possible in other countries as well, to evaluate and make a decision witch system / technology to focus on in order to build national data catalogues.
> 
> Best regards
> Daniel
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> Does anybody have information about the technical platform on which
> >> the data.gov website and catalog is built on?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Peter
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jonathan Gray
> >
> > Community Coordinator
> > The Open Knowledge Foundation
> > http://blog.okfn.org
> >
> > http://twitter.com/jwyg
> > http://identi.ca/jwyg
> >
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> 
> 
> -- 
> Luigi Montanez
> 202-683-7401
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