Data.gov.uk To Go

Data.gov.uk proudly announces: 'Data.gov.uk To Go' - a package containing the software for the well-known open data website Data.gov.uk. This allows other governments and open data communities to quickly install and customize a full open data website and develop it further in partnership with the worldwide community.

Although the central components CKAN, Drupal and data.gov.uk's custom components have each been open source for several years, few have used them in combination, due to the complexities of set-up. Data.gov.uk To Go provides an organized way to configure these components to quickly launch a fully-featured open data portal along the lines of data.gov.uk.

Data.gov.uk To Go builds on the CKAN's data catalogue to provide extra features such as:

  • Blog posts
  • App listing
  • Joint log-in (CKAN+Drupal)
  • Data request mechanism
  • Spam protection
  • Data quality reports
  • Flexible content using Drupal's CMS features

The UK Government has contributed Data.gov.uk To Go to the world-wide community to kick-start the use and shared development of this open data platform. The UK wants to develop it in partnership with other providers of Open Data portals, through the usual Open Source / Github model of forking, pull requests, issues etc. that everyone is encouraged to contribute to.

Data.gov.uk To Go is located at:https://github.com/datagovuk/dgu-vagrant-puppet/blob/togo/README.md

Comments

Github???

Just to keep up the intellectual level of my comments, was it a Harry Enfield fan who decided to call it Github? 

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Linus Torvalds once quipped:

Linus Torvalds once quipped: "I'm an egotistical b@st@rd, and I name all my projects after myself. First 'Linux', now 'git'."

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Github

Harry Enfield finds it difficult to get the work these days.

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Thank you!

Thanks for sharing, David. It makes it much easier for the rest of us trying to push for open data in other sectors and/or countries.

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Machine Specs

I'd like to set this up for a demo environment however 24GB of ram seems rather excessive - can the system run with lesser hardware (i.e are there any minimum specs?)

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