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README.md

PolicyFeed

PolicyFeed is an opensource news aggregator built for aggregating and extracting information from government websites.

Installation

Requirements: java, ant.

To set up a freshly downloaded system run:

$ ant install

Starting servers

Linux

This should start all three processes (Website, Crawler and Solr):

$ bin/start-all.sh

You should see a Crawler console. Website and Solr will be forked to background. Their PIDs will be written to data/www.pid and data/solr.pid. Output will be logged to data/log/www-server.log and data/log/solr-server.log.

Now open your browser at http://localhost:8080/.

Note: Solr server will be running alongside on port 8081.

Other platforms

Look inside shell scripts in bin/ directory and try runing the java -jar ... commands yourself.

Credits

Website and Crawler are built on RingoJS platform.

Java libraries used:

RingoJS packages:

License

PolicyFeed government news aggregator
Copyright (C) 2009,2010 Emilis Dambauskas, emilis.d@gmail.com

PolicyFeed is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

PolicyFeed is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

Team

ManoValstybė.lt - we build internet tools for civil society in Lithuania.

  • Emilis Dambauskas - idea, website, crawler development.
  • Rapolas Binkis - web and user experience design.
  • Žygimantas Medelis - search server (Solr integration, Lithuanian Stemmer, etc.).

And all the others who helped us get funding, funded us, provide feedback and support while we are building it.