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Re: datahub.io

From: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:37:13 +0000
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <3650027C-83AE-4698-8E21-DF5F95AE1770@glasers.org>
To: Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@ugent.be>
Hi.

I guess I am just old, tired, and crochetty ;-)

By the way, I found https://discuss.okfn.org/t/upcoming-changes-to-datahub-io/5852 says:

"RufuspollockPresident and FounderAug '17
Hi Everyone!

We wanted to flag some exciting, upcoming near-term changes for datahub.io17:

datahub.io17 is getting rebooted using a new Frictionless Data style data platform - initially in alpha mode
Current datahub.io17 will relocate to old.datahub.io5 where it will be permanently available. We will be implementing redirects and all dataset URLs (and API urls) on datahub.io17 should continue working through redirection to old.datahub.io5
The switchover will happen in the next week or so
If you have any questions let us know – and me especially!

Rufus"

and the redirects really are in place (well done!).
It's the search that doesn't work.

I'll leave it up to others what they might want to do - I will say that the original data hub didn't really provide us conveniently with what I think LOD wanted, so it would be interesting to see if the new one does.

Cheers

> On 14 Feb 2018, at 16:19, Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@ugent.be> wrote:
> 
> 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,
> 
> Pieter
> 
> 
> 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
>>>> 
> 
> 

-- 
Hugh
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Received on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:38:00 UTC

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