CKAN in EC Open Source speech
Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, proudly namechecked CKAN in a
We are building a portal for open data – so citizens can get a wealth of Commission data in one place, easy to find, easy to search, and easy to use and re-use. […] Not only that, but our portal will be based entirely on open source solutions. It uses the CKAN system, built in Europe, that many other governments are also using: including the UK and Australia, and now under consideration by the US and Canada.
As Kroes mentions, the US and Canada have been considering CKAN for some time. Excitingly, both have decided in its favour, and have CKAN data portals due to launch in the spring.