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Community Update 2011
it's time for another community update! Community updates (read: Communitaaaaaaah) are little stories that tell us what we have been doing in the last month. Let's call it our parish journal!
The NPO has been founded
13 Jan 2011 - we are a Belgian vzw/asbl now. Our NPO (not for profit organisation) will focus on providing public transport information (PTI) to anyone who is interested. We have decided 2 types of member should exist: 1. contributors and 2. financial supporting members. The first kind is obvious: if you wrote code you can make the NPO support you (make it available on the appstore, market it...). The NPO will also make sure that your copyright will be ensured and none will infringe on your copyright/open source license (We use the FLA which is used by the FSFE). The second kind of members are member who pay a €120/year fee. These member can also be contributing members but this is not mandatory. You are free to donate more to the NPO if this is possible.
As a member you will have a vote in the general meeting for important decisions. You have to attend at least 1/3 of all meetings (we do around 4 general meetings a year). You can find more information in our statutes.
- Staatsblad: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2011/01/13/11007152.pdf
- BTW/TVA#: BE 0832.422.227
- Statutes: LINKTODO
Meeting De Lijn
2 Feb 2011 - Data in April/May
- They'll contact us in ~2 weeks to discuss whether or not they'll open up their data (and the terms).
- If they agree to provide us the data, we will get static dumps (one per night) in 3 to 4 months.
- We contacted MIVB, however, they have not replied yet.
4 Feb 2011 - Yeri talked at the European Parliament for ItaliaCamp
- We swapped business cards with Open Italy spokesperson Donatella Solda, an initiative (in start up) helping organisations getting access to open data and helping on licenses.
5 & 6 Feb 2011 - bdg, fosdem talk + links, ...
- bdg: plans on creating a open source Ruby application that will keep track of train delays and generate a PDF to get a refund by NMBS.
- We are going to test in the near future a "logging feature". Basically keeping all delays (between certain hours and/or trajects/stations) on disk. We'll provide access to this data through an API.
- We do this because NMBS/SNCB and/or Railtime removes delay information after a train left the station.
- FOSDEM talk: good feeedback
- We got approached by people who might be able to provide us data from the UK (such as buses (including school buses), trains, etc)
- Ywein Van den Brande: still supports our project, willing to help in case we ever need counsel.
The cabinet of Crevits
7 Feb 2011 - minister of mobility
Introducing new community members
BeTrains? for ...