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Presentation at the first HackDemocracy meetup in Brussels, December 2010.

Presentation at the first HackDemocracy meetup in Brussels, December 2010.

Presented by @pietercolpaert

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    • iRail and open data @pietercolpaertHack democracy
    • 5 minutes● Scraping● The law● Project problems
    • Why?
    • Really no other option?DONT wait ● For big forms to be filled in ● For officials to respond DONT talk too much about your ideas DO
    • A Lot Of Laws
    • Different explanations for scraping● Legal: «show data, differently» (~Browser)● +/-: «already public data»● Illegal: «steal data»
    • Public transport: iRail● Second database law ● Result of activity = no copyright● Others dont agree? ● iRail vzw/asbl/npo supports you!
    • But!Who caresabout laws?
    • Web2.0: If people like it Its okay!Just be awesome
    • Design problems
    • So much choice!● Java servlets● PHP● Perl● Python● ...
    • ?● Limit dirtiness?● How modular?● Reusability?
    • Help each other!● API ● one time job ● Open source – Everyone helps fixing● Patch «the» system!
    • Conclusion● SCRAPE ● When no other possibility● WORK ● Together!● QUICK & DIRTY ● But clean it up
    • Q&A@pietercolpaertProject.iRail.beGithub.com/iRail