[Open-transport] API for Deutsche Bahn Fernverkehr schedules
valikov at gmx.net
Sun Feb 28 20:11:10 UTC 2016
I can only share my feeling that for me it certainly doesn't feel like an
attempt to silence anyone. What I witness over the last year is a mindset
shift within DB. In many ways thanks to DB Hackathons, people behind DB
Open Data as well as from the community.
To be clear, I'm not representing DB here and I'm not related to DB
Vertrieb or DB Fernverkehr.
I fully support wishes for GTFS, but I'm also pretty far from the viewpoint
"the API is bad and hurts". I don't think that critizising the API will
move DB V or F to publish GTFS.
On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>
> 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.
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