DKAN's documentation can be found at https://dkan.readthedocs.io/en/latest
- Harvesting of data from external catalogs that provide a data.json
- Dataset metadata and resources
- Web service API endpoints that provide remote/automated management of datasets
- Integration with a decoupled REACT front end
- A datastore to store CSV data files and make them queryable by third party applications.
DKAN and related modules are freely-available under the "GNU General Public License, version 2 or any later version" license.
- DKAN’s initial v1.0 release was in 2014 (this code is still available on the 7.x-1.x branch, although no longer supported).
- In the fall of 2017, CivicActions took over sponsorship and maintenance of DKAN.
- In May 2020 CivicActions released a completely rewritten version of DKAN to support Drupal 8, then 9 and 10. This new version (v2) was a complete ground up rebuild of the platform, integrating architectural insight from DKAN v1 and many new capabilities.