[okfn-be] The power of Open Source & Open Data: The gentse Feesten case
pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Thu Jun 27 01:34:50 UTC 2013
This is a really cool story! And they love the story in Marseille (I'm here
for the open data week) where I have presented it immediately during the
On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Roel De Meester <
roel.de.meester at wunderkraut.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> a small story about the power of open source and open data.
> About 2 months ago The Wunderkraut team made an offer to City of Ghent to
> build the new app for gentsefeesten.be.
> We offered to both use open data (event information) and to publish the
> code for both native ios and android apps on github.
> Too bad we lost the deal because our competitor had proposed 1 more extra
> feature. A pity, but that's how life goes.
> At that point the developers (@swentel and @timleytens) and graphic
> designer (@leenvs) decided to build their proposal anyway during their
> spare time.
> In roughly the same timeframe, and with (we think) a better result the
> volunteers managed to deliver the new app & publish their code on github.
> Our hope is that this code will be reused next year and continuously
> improved for upcoming editions of GentseFeesten. That's the true power of
> Open Source and Open Data.
> If you have time . please spread the news and retweet
> Roel De Meester, Managing Director Wunderkraut Belgium
> roel.de.meester at wunderkraut.com, phone +32 3 298 69 98, mobile +32 498
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