January 2023 issue
Hi, everybody. You’re reading a monthly newsletter. It’s the first one in this iteration, so it should evolve month by month. The idea of this newsletter is to provide a summary of what happened in CKAN world this month. I’m asking you to share any info you have around CKAN so it can be published next month.
Upcoming authentication changes in CKAN 2.10
New security Advisory on some of the CKAN Docker images:
Ckanext-scheming 3.0 and Dataset Form Pages
Ckanext-spatial 2.0 is out, with a complete rewrite of the spatial search, new map search widget and revised documentation. It also drops the PostGIS requirement to make installation and deployment easier:
More information here: https://github.com/ckan/ckan/pulse/monthly
Patricio Del Boca
Chatbot started working on ckan.org. The first week brought in 5 conversations - 1 commercial lead, 2 questions from developers and 2 general inquiries.
Phase 1 of National Science Foundation CKAN POSE project kicked off, led by principal investigators Bob Gradeck and Nora Mattern from the University of Pittsburgh, supported by datHere. Phase 1 is a research phase where CKAN is shortlisted with other open-source projects “of national and societal importance.”
A series of ecosystem discovery workshops will be conducted in the next few months with different communities of practice of the CKAN ecosystem (e.g. data portal operators, system integrators, contributors, data publishers, data journalists, data scientists, etc.) and the Team is compiling “Questions you’d like to ask about CKAN.” Please feel free to add your questions to the list!
This is all being done in preparation for a Phase 2 proposal that could provide $1.5 million to support and scale-up the CKAN ecosystem.
If you’re interested in participating in these workshops, a schedule and sign-up form will be available and shared on ckan.org in the next few weeks.
If you want to contact the team - their email is pose...@pitt.edu.
Thank you for reading. If you have anything to share, please write me to alex....@linkdigital.com.au so I can accumulate information before the new issue.
If you don’t mind hitting a reply button and sharing your open data info sources with me: alex....@linkdigital.com.au. It should be helpful for everybody here to gather valuable sources of info regarding open data:
What are your info sources for open data, where you discover open data peers, news, portals, if you could suggest the best sources in your region as well?
Brett Jones is there to support you with the infrastructure setup: CKAN Docker (instals/issues), other CKAN (non-Docker) install issues, version (Python, dependencies, infrastructure) queries.
If you would like to contribute to the CKAN core, you can contact adria.m...@okfn.org and join CKAN core development team calls that happen twice a week.