Friday, July 17, 2015

Shareable Datasets -- A Functional Design

So I was inspired by reading a blog post on "Truly Open Data" by Bill Mills: http://billmills.github.io/blog/truly-open-data/

We engaged in a bit of back-and-forth, and he encouraged me to set my ideas out a bit more clearly. I got somewhat inspired, and created an imaginary tool called "odit" -- the Open Data Integration Tool. I mocked out a functional design, and wrote a user guide outlining the intended functionalty.

Here's the result: http://odit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

I'd appreciate comments and feedback. Is this something you'd consider valuable enough to use? Is it worth building?

Here's a teaser of what you'll find over at readthedocs....

Command Summary





odit fetch Create a new project. odit share Shares the dataset online
odit append Append to a local dataset. odit update Revise the content of a dataset
odit set-licence
Specify the license for a data set