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Re: New Open Government Platform code released

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:17:52 -0500
Message-ID: <CABzDd=7YD0S9XsziG9z0XHBJM4hL-sgqHC3CKyHq+GdRSxtM0A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thanks for the update Jeanne. I saw this come up as a topic of
conversation on the ckan-discuss list and thought I would comment
similarly here.

I think Jonathan's point about getting the Open Government Platform
folks talking to the CKAN folks is incredibly important.

"CKAN is used by the UK, Norwegian and Dutch governments, local
government, and specialist data publishers. It has run ckan.net (now
thedatahub.org) since 2007, and powers more than 40 data hubs
globally." [2]

Jonathan, is there a list of know data hubs available somewhere? I
realize that the OGP work has been going on behind the scenes for a
big code drop like [3]. But I think it's important to characterize how
different that commit history is from CKAN's [4], and the value of
actually working in the open.


[1] http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/2011-December/001878.html
[2] http://ckan.org/faq/
[3] https://github.com/opengovplatform/opengovplatform/commits/master/
1 commit on Nov 30, 2011
[4] https://github.com/okfn/ckan/commits/master which has commits
going back to Jan 18th, 2007

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760)
<jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Hi all--
> I wanted you to be among the first to hear about an open source release for
> an Open Government Platform at http://www.data.gov/opengovplatform…
> Among the actions in the U.S. National Action Plan announced by President
> Obama is an effort under the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to produce
> “Data.gov-in-a-Box,” an open source version of the United States’ Data.gov
> data portal and India’s India.gov.in document portal. The U.S. and India are
> working together to produce an open source version available for
> implementation by countries globally, encouraging governments around the
> word to stand up open data sites that promote transparency, improve citizen
> engagement, and engage application developers in continuously improving
> these efforts. Technical teams from the governments of the U.S. and India
> have been working together since August of this year, with a planned launch
> of a complete open source product (which is now called the Open Government
> Platform (OGPL) to reflect its broad scope) in early 2012. Find out
> more about the evolution of this project from the U.S. Chief Information
> Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
> Check out the Open Government Platform repository on Github. You'll find
> here a growing set of open source, open government platform code that allows
> any city, organization, or government to create an open data site.
> The first module released is the Data Management System, which provides the
> tools and capabilities for an automated process for publishing data in the
> Open Government Platform, an open source product designed to facilitate
> governments around the world to stand up their own open government data
> sites. Any government adopting the Open Government Platform will be able to
> download and use the DMS code to submit, approve, and update catalog data
> electronically on Open Government Platform websites and view management
> metrics reports.
> Our next planned release will be from India and related to the web site for
> the Open Government Platform.
> The U.S. and India will be providing additional modules in the future, and
> developers are encouraged to participate, provide feedback, and create new
> modules and capabilities!
> The teams working on this project are the National Informatics Centre in
> India and Data.gov in the U.S.
> --Jeanne
> **********************************************************
> Jeanne Holm
> Evangelist, Data.gov
> U.S. General Services Administration
> Cell: (818) 434-5037
> Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
> **********************************************************
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