Where to ask questions: forum or email list?


#1

Thanks for creating the Open Definition. I often write and present on Open Source, Open Data, Open Standards, and related technologies [1], and I intend to be referencing this definition from now on. (It is always easier and better to be able to reference an authoritative source).

I have a couple of comments, which I’ll break into separate threads.

Firstly a housekeeping comment: It would be helpful to be clearer where uses should ask questions and get involved. I suggest on the Participate page [2] wording be refined from:

  • "Discussions have mainly taken place on the od-discuss mailing list and new conversations are encouraged on the Open Knowledge Forum."
    to:
  • “New conversations are encouraged on the Open Knowledge Forum. (Old discussions have previously taken place on the od-discuss mailing list.)”

And the description about the Open Definition Category [3] should be updated in a similar manner.

Warm regards, Cameron

[1] http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/the-elusive-open-business.html
[2] http://opendefinition.org/participate/
[3] About the Open Definition category


#2

@camerons would you like to make a pull request for [2]? Start at https://github.com/okfn/opendefinition/blob/gh-pages/participate/index.markdown

Re [3] @Stephen could you update your post and perhaps make it a wiki so others can update as needed?


#3

Pull request created as suggested for 2.: https://github.com/okfn/opendefinition/pull/156


#4

About Category Post is now a wiki. Others can update. :grinning:


#5

I’ve updated the wiki as per my recommendation, and as per git pull request.