|Original author(s)||Open Knowledge Foundation|
|Stable release||2.3 / March 4, 2015|
The Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) is a web-based open source data management system for the storage and distribution of data, such as spreadsheets and the contents of databases. It is inspired by the package management capabilities common to open source operating systems like Linux, and is intended to be the "apt-get of Debian for data".
CKAN's code base is maintained by the Open Knowledge Foundation. The system is used both as a public platform on Datahub and in various government data catalogues, such as the UK's data.gov.uk, the Dutch National Data Register, the United States government's Data.gov and the Australian government's "Gov 2.0". The state government of South Australia also makes government data freely available to the public on the CKAN platform.
- CKAN 2.3 release announcement
- Rufus Pollock, Daniel Dietrich (2009-12-28). "CKAN: apt-get for the Debian of Data". 26th Chaos Communication Congress. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
- About Datahub
- About data.gov.uk
- "Data.gov Launches New Catalog and APIs". 2013-05-22.
- "New data.gov.au – now live on CKAN". 2013-07-17.
- SA Government data now freely available
- About CKAN at ckan.org
- Official website
- Datahub - The canonical installation of CKAN
- Open Knowledge Foundation
- South Australian Government Data Directory
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