Christopher Gutteridge from the University of Southampton asked the Software Sustainability Institute for a chat about his plans for "data.southampton.ac.uk enterprise edition".
Chris and his colleagues have created data.southampton.ac.uk, a site exposing myriad data sets from the University of Southampton as linked open data. Underpinning data.southampton.ac.uk is a range of in-house and third-party open-source tools, interfaced and customised via configuration files and scripts.
Chris seeks to both make data.southampton.ac.uk more maintainable, so it can become a standard part of the University of Southampton's infrastructure, and customisable, so it can be used by other universities wishing to publish their own data as linked data. Not only is the software being released as open source, Chris is adopting a community-spirited approach by sharing his plans and experiences (both good and bad) via the ECS blog.
I looked at both data.southampton.ac.uk and Chris's plans in his first blog post on "Data.Soton Enterprise Edition" and we then discussed these in a phone call. I have added my comments and suggestions as a comment on his blog post.
Chris and I will keep in touch over the coming months to discuss his work as it progresses.