dpm is a simple way to ‘package’ data building on existing packaging tools developed for code. By putting data in a package, it gets labelled with standardized metadata and can be put in a dpm repository, such as http://thedatahub.org/ or a local one. Once in such a repository, the packages are easy to find and retrieve.
We recommend users get started by taking a look at the manual:
Source git repository can be found at: http://github.com/okfn/dpm
For developers we recommend starting with the design document:
There are also a set of use cases and research on other similar tools: