In recent days we have witnessed with dismay the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine and the suffering endured by the civilian population. Among those caught in the midst of the combat are long-standing members of the CKAN Community. As a project that is built around its community, we can only support them and recognise their plight. Instead of living their lives freely, they are forced to face a situation that no one should have to live through.
If you use CKAN, one of its extensions or ckan.org, chances are that you are using code contributed by one of these members of our community. This is a powerful reminder that behind any project there are real people that might be affected by situations no one should be facing.
CKAN was born from a movement firmly rooted in the vision of a fairer society, where the sharing of open data empowered people to live their lives with more freedom and agency. What is happening in Ukraine today goes against these values.
We stand in solidarity with our friends and colleagues in Ukraine, and hope that they remain safe and will soon be able to continue contributing to the project.
You can support people in Ukraine by making a donation. Most large international aid organisations, including UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee, People in need are currently working in Ukraine. You can also donate to the Ukraine humanitarian fund (part of UN) or local Ukrainian organizations like National Bank of Ukraine and Vostok SOS among others.
We believe in the power of dialogue to foster peace.