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Re: datahub.io

From: Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@ugent.be>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:19:31 +0100
To: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <33e7a4e9-c523-0b81-1771-f526387d3475@ugent.be>
Hi Hugh,

In their defense: this is one of the many open source projects Open 
Knowledge International is trying to maintain for free and in the open. 
They made mistakes in the past, yet let’s cut them some slack.

I think a data portal as a starting point for the LOD community is a 
good idea and may help lots of people to get started. We could try to do 
this entirely ourselves for free as well, or could try to join forces 
with another existing community that now also tries to have a 
sustainable model behind it.

Needles to say, I prefer the latter. I asked the question on their 
gitter and hope we will get a constructive reply :)

Kind regards,


On 14-02-18 17:00, Hugh Glaser wrote:
> Ah, thanks, the gutter explains a load - it would have been nice if someone had been polite enough to tell us.
> Get involved?
> Nah - screw me once, you're the fool, screw me twice, I would be the fool.
>> On 14 Feb 2018, at 15:47, Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@ugent.be> wrote:
>> Hi Hugh,
>> I was also surprised to see this happening. Apparently Open Knowledge International wanted to have a fresh approach to a global data portal.
>> The gitter is quite active though: https://gitter.im/datahubio/chat
>> Maybe we should consider making sure there’s good Linked Data support on this new datahub and slowly migrate the LOD Cloud’s metadata to that one?
>> Kind regards,
>> Pieter
>> On 14-02-18 16:38, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> So I was looking for some music LOD, and of course went to datahub.io
>>> To my surprise, there was nothing there:
>>> http://datahub.io/search?q=music
>>> And nor were any of the datasets that I had so carefully and painstakingly put in myself.
>>> I did find
>>> https://old.datahub.io/dataset?q=music
>>> so all is not lost, and I could continue.
>>> But can anyone tell me what is happening, please? Did I miss something?
>>> And where does this leave the LOD Cloud, which still says you should put your dataset in datahub.io if you want to be included.
>>> Cheers
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