[Open-transport] API for Deutsche Bahn Fernverkehr schedules

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Sun Feb 28 17:22:30 UTC 2016

I'm afraid I have to agree with Stefan here: this will even hurt the 
international open transport scene as it sets a wrong example.

Message to DB: I'm available for hire through my university (Ghent 
University/iMinds) as a research-consultant in publishing transport 
data, Stefan is also available as a freelancer, and plenty of others on 
this mailing list are as well. We would be more than glad to help you 
out with our experience.

General idea for the open transport mailing list: should we create a 
list of things we expect from open transport publishers? E.g., we can 
all agree we want GTFS in the first place, in the second we want a good 
GTFS (with optional files such as shapes.txt included), then we also 
want a GTFS-RT. Anything else?

Kind regards,


On 28-02-16 17:41, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> On Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:33:12 PM CEST, Aleksei Valikov wrote:
>> This API is a major victory for DB Open Data.
> Nonsense. DB partners have access to this things for months now, and 
> having the same bugs.
> These kind of releases are there to shut people up with: "Hey we are 
> open!! Look at our API!!" Because politicians have no context why 
> these kind of publications are done in such way that there is total 
> control over how data is reused.
> Stefan
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