[Baypiggies] Python/Django help open up US Govt
claw at kanga.nu
Tue Oct 6 11:23:25 CEST 2009
I tweeted the site to the #gov20 hashtag and it has taken on a bit of
a life of its own there. I expect the site has been getting quite a
bit of traffic.
On 5 Oct 2009, at 18:36 , Steve Lindblad wrote:
> This is very cool! (Both fedthread and the fact that the GPO is making
> the FR available as XML.) Perfect example of how python and open
> source can empower democracy. Do you know if they are or intend to
> publish the source code?
> I'm actually having a bit of trouble searching, but hopefully that is
> a temporary situation. Maybe it's more popular than they expected.
> Thanks for posting.
> On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 11:53:55AM -0700, Brent Tubbs wrote:
>> I thought this was neat enough to merit passing along.
>> The team at Freedom to Tinker have put together a site (
>> http://www.fedthread.org/) that allows searching and threaded
>> comments for
>> all US Govt regulations published in the Federal Register, going
>> back to
>> 2000. Any paragraph can be the start of a new conversation
>> thread. You can
>> have RSS or email feeds based on custom searches. It was built on
>> a LAMP
>> stack using Django, jQuery, and critically, the Federal Register
>> XML feed
>> from the Government Printing Office.
>> The really impressive part: there were only ten days between the
>> concept for the site and the launch.
>> Full announcement here:
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