I was wondering, and I want input and feedback from the CKAN community.
There are so many CKAN data portals out there and alot of them are NOT captured in this repository http://ckan.org/instances/# . This repository serves many purposes including - advertising the progress of CKAN in the open data community, enabling portal administrators to identify each other and connect, a repository for developers etc.
The problem with the present repository is that portals are submitted/included through a manual process. Individuals have to visit the CKAN site and fill a from before their data portal can be included in the repository. As a result, alot of portals slip through.
I am proposing that an automated portal submission path/step be included to the CKAN installation process. During installation of a CKAN portal, details of the portal should be automatically submitted for inclusion to the repository. Users can opt-out of the inclusion if they desire.
So what does everyone think? Opinions and suggestions are very welcome.