Frictionless Data

This site is the home for specifications related to Frictionless Data.

Frictionless Data is about removing the friction in working with data through the development of a set of tools, specifications, and best practices for publishing data. The heart of Frictionless Data is Data Package, a containerization format for any kind of data based on existing practices for publishing open-source software.

For more info about the project as a whole, please visit

This effort is community-run and contributions, comments and corrections are warmly welcomed. Most work proceeds in an RFC-style manner with discussion on the forum and the chat.

Material is kept in a git repo on GitHub - fork and submit a pull request to add material. There is also an issue tracker which can be used for specific issues or suggestions.