Following recent discussions with several OpenRefine community members, I realized that there were some confusions and misunderstanding regarding RefinePro intentions regarding the OpenRefine project. In 2013 Google stopped supporting the project, and the community was relying solely on unpaid volunteer contributors. The idea behind RefinePro was to offer a paid service to some users and use Read more about Clarifications regarding RefinePro participation to the OpenRefine community.[…]
Starting today, we are sunsetting RefinePro’s OpenRefine hosting. We are not accepting new registration and new subscriptions. Existing users can continue to access the service until the end of their subscription or trial phase.
In September 2015, we submitted the following application to the Knight News Challenge: How might we make data work for individuals and communities? We are cross posting it here for archive. You can also consult it directly on the Knight Challenge website.
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Stefan Urbanek when laying the foundation for the school of data program at the Open Knowledge presented the following Data Processing Pipeline going from: data discovery and acquisition, to data extraction, cleansing, transformation and integration, before enabling analytical modeling, and presentation, analysis and publishing. For anyone working with data on a regular basis, Read more about Agile Data Process[…]
The main motivation behind RefinePro is being able to commit developer time to OpenRefine (since I am not a developer myself) and have the project leave its stagnant stage. RefinePro motivation isn’t to make millions or get some prestige by stealing other people work – there is faster and less risky way to do that Read more about Thoughts on the importance of a clear governance rules with open source project.[…]
In the two articles of this series of three we have seen how corporations leverage Open Source Software (OSS) to build new solution and how an open source strategy foster in-house and community based innovation. It is a new world for software development and related business-building strategies, a world where even enterprise software projects leverage Read more about Scale your Open Source Communities For Success.[…]