[okfn-be] presentation

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 07:21:43 UTC 2011


Wow, this is pretty cool Laurent! Is the code somewhere on the web? Can we help out?


On 12/17/2011 08:16 AM, Laurent Peuch wrote:
>> (copyright) and the rights on the database. The texts as such are
>> not protected by copyright, because official acts of the government
>> are exempted from copyright under the Belgian legislation.
> Yep, someone at NURPA got this information officially confirmed by ppl
> from the senat and from la chambre.
>> I would say that indeed you'd be quite safe with legislative
>> documents etc., as it is most generally accepted that they should be
>> openly available, so why not just keep doing it and wait until they
>> complain?
> After talking with dudes of RegardsCitoyens (http://nosdeputes.fr&&
> http://nossenateurs.fr) the standard protocol is "just don't care
> about the licence of the website, this should be in the public domain
> anyway (if they complain no ones will follow them), put the licence you
> want on the resulting datas" which will probably be odbl.
> So yes, I'm going to do just like as you've suggested :)
> Here is a first dirty version of the result of my work:
> http://dieren.vnurpa.ethylix.be
> Please take in account that:
> - this is in very early stage of development, stability isn't
>    guaranteed and bug are part of the game
> - this isn't really official
> - this is only my personal initiative (for the moment), not NURPA's
>    one or any other
> - yes, there will be a real API (probably a RESTful one, it's hype)
>    once I've coded it (or someone else once I've released the code
>    which will be in a very near future), the ugly textarea are just
>    here to display the available data
> Also, since lachambre.be randomly 404 for a variable period of time
> I've started to parse the laws pdfs. I've got promising result
> (already rebuild the abstract and the resume paragraph) but this will
> require more work, especially to work with every pdfs.

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