Clld 10.0 and CLDF

Just published version 10.0.0 of our clld framework, and since it’s 10 years since work on clld started 10 years ago, I put together a little post describing what I learned in these 10 years and explaining to some extent how CLDF came about: CLLD - Cross-Linguistic Linked Data

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Thanks so much for sharing this, @xrotwng — there is wisdom here that could only come from you & your experience!

I think your work on using GitHub as a place to store and version data is particularly interesting; after the class I taught last semester I’m convinced that linguists have little trouble understanding the basics of GitHub. Of course, it’s the not-so-basic bits that can be really time-consuming.

There’s really a lot here. I wonder if you might be interested in doing some sort of chat some time this year? I agree that building a user base is really hard, but also the best way to ensure longevity. Maybe we could try to use this forum to cultivate some community expertise here? (I’m certainly interested to learn more myself.)

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Sure, a chat could be a good idea. We should leverage the fact that our community is small, after all :slight_smile:

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Small? Why, it’s sprawling metropolis! 222 users of whom maybe 10 are active. We’re gonna need our own zip code soon… :laughing:

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I would be interested in such a chat!

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