[Open-transport] What is an open format/standard (GTFS, etc.)

Andrew Byrd andrew at fastmail.net
Thu Jul 18 16:13:23 UTC 2013

On 07/18/2013 05:55 PM, Stéphane Guidoin wrote:
>  3. A clearly defined consensus-based governance (this is one where I
>     will have less agreements). By that, I mean that:
>      1. There is some sort of charter that explains how decisions are
>         taken, mainly by "committee"
>      2. Anybody can join the committee (paid membership is possible but
>         should be low and allow for example non-profits or individuals
>         to join). The charters should explain how people are joining,
>         mainly if there are too many candidates
> From what I see, many formats fall short on point 3, for example GTFS. 

I was under the impression that this was exactly how the GTFS
specification works:

Can you explain specifically how the GTFS process deviates from your ideal?


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