This project seems very interesting and a great way to promote open standards for open economic data. We can use the initial thoughts posted on the Wiki to promote some standards that fit under the Open Handbook, an in-house product, while we look for a convenient convergence between those open standards and the academic world.
However, Econometrics is not a subject that I am particularly strong at. For that reason, someone else must take the lead in this project.
Volunteers are more than welcome to show their interest and take the lead. Feel free to express your interest here, or in the mailing list. If you have any questions and /or doubts about anything in regard to OE, please let me know.