1. Florian Ledermann
  2. openresources




OpenResources is a flexible, tag-based database application for Django. It follows a similar approach to OpenStreetMap for creating a collaborative schema-less database based on tags (key-value pairs). OpenResources has been originally developed for Vivir Bien, a mapping platform for solidarity economy resources.

OpenResources comes with "batteries included", which means that you don't only get a Django app but also a set of templates and static files that should give you a starting point and are designed with easy customization in mind.

OpenResources is released under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL), which means you can use it for free if you make all (modified) source code available under the AGPL through a link on your site. For details see the file LICENSE.txt .


All dependencies on other (non-standard) Django applications are optional. At the moment OpenResources is prepared to work with the following 3rd party Djago applications:

Running OpenResources

The enclosed test project allows you to run OpenResources in a local test setup without further installation. Inside the testproject directory, run:

manage.py syncdb

(only the first time, creates database and superuser), then:

manage.py runserver

to run a pre-configured server. Point your browser to http://localhost:8000/ - et voilà!

Installing OpenResources

Adding OpenResources to a Django setup should be pretty straightforward. The only setting that is required is currently:

AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE = 'openresources.UserProfile'

(We are working on removing this need).

The included templates are expecting the OpenResources media files to be served at {{MEDIA_URL}}openresources/ , so if you want to use (or customize) these you should copy or symlink them accordingly.


OpenResources uses Transifex for translating user interface elements. If you want to contribute a translation, you are more than welcome!


For translating model fields, Transmeta is used. While in the medium term, this should be replaced with something that does not interfer with the database schema of the application (see Issue #1), for now we provide an alternative set of migrations to be used when South is used in combination with Transmeta. To use these migrations, add the following to your settings.py file:

    'openresources': 'openresources.migrations_transmeta',

Credits / Contributors

The source code of OpenResources is released under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL), copyright by the following contributors:

OpenResources incorporates parts of other open source projects: