We will see about that. I believe we will find a way to have this on openeconomics.net, and then we can spare you the costs of the domain and server. Nevertheless, I don’t want you to bury yourself with costs of open source projects - that does not make sense, and that is why OKFN exists.
I’m more used to, not a pro R is interesting, but perhaps Python suits better for this case and it is also “universal” and others may help as well. Using R may restrict contributions because not all programmers (common in open source projects) know R. Also, I’ve been trying to find a project that suita my Python skills (basically none) to do it. In this case, I believe we’ll need to have some automated tasks with all links, fetch and create separate csv files to post it to a database, which can also be automated if we use Python. R does not allow that. By the way, how comfortable are you with Python?
As for the project hosting, I will take care of creating Open Economics as an organization on GitHub. If it already exists, I’ll try to get access to it and then we will work from there. How does that sound?
Great to hear! I already reached out and I’m hoping to find someone too.