We are pleased to announce that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded OpenRefine a $310,000 grant to fund its development in 2023 and 2024. This award is part of the fifth round of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program.
Sandra Fauconnier has been OpenRefine's project director since February 2022, and has been working on many fronts in this capacity: leading a reflection on the transformation of the project's governance model, running the biyearly user survey, coordinating our participation in the Outreachy internship programme, migrating from Google Groups to our new Discourse forum, and many more project management tasks behind the scenes. Given her close ties with the Wikimedia and Wikibase communities, she also strengthened the project's ties with those partners.
Sandra has decided to step down from the project director role, returning to her previous work in Linked Open Data in the cultural sector and the Wikimedia movement. As of December 1st, she has transfered back her responsibilities to the advisory committee, consisting of Martin Magdinier, Jan Ainali and Antonin Delpeuch.
We thank Sandra for her tireless work in this position and will follow up soon about our measures to fill the gap left by her change of position.
OpenRefine's packaging for MacOS and Windows could be improved in many ways, and we are looking for help in this front. We are looking for proposals from prospective contractors to improve the install experience of OpenRefine on MacOS and/or Windows.
tl;dr We consider moving OpenRefine's mailing lists and Gitter to a web-based Discourse forum, and invite your feedback.
Every two years, OpenRefine holds an extensive survey among its users. Our fifth edition was live in April-May 2022. No less than 207 people participated, which breaks our record of 2020 when we received 178 responses.
OpenRefine’s advisory committee is growing! We are warmly welcoming Jan Ainali as a new member. OpenRefine’s advisory committee runs the administrative side of the project on a day to day basis.
OpenRefine’s advisory committee is happy to welcome Sandra Fauconnier as OpenRefine’s project director. This is a part time position, funded by an Essential Open Source Software for Science grant awarded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
OpenRefine is seeking a new member for its Advisory Committee (unpaid position).
OpenRefine is developing features for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons and welcomes new members to its team!