FREEBASSEL is a campaign to bring about the safe and immediate release of Bassel Khartabil from wrongful detainment in Syria since March 2012. He is a well known contributor to global software and culture communities like Creative Commons, Mozilla Firefox, Wikipedia, Openclipart, Fabricatorz, and Sharism. He is missed by these communities, his family, friends and loved ones. The campaign says, We will not stop campaigning for him until we see him as a free global citizen once again.
gem install bundler git clone https://github.com/freebassel/freebassel.org cd freebassel.org bundle install
Run the site in development mode
bundle exec jekyll serve
The site will compile and run at http://localhost:4000
Adding news articles
To add a news article, create a file in the
_posts directory, and name the file using this pattern:
At the top of the file, add the frontmatter, following this template:
--- layout: press title: "ARTICLE TITLE" source: "WEBSITE NAME" link: URL categories: [ press ] ---
Press posts may not have any more categories other than
If you have time, copy the HTML of the news article and paste it below the frontmatter.
You can create a file for a press post automatically with the following command,
YYYY-MM-DD is the date the article was published:
bundle exec rake create_press["http://www.example.org/article/","YYYY-MM-DD"]
Events go in the
_posts directory just like news, but use the
--- layout: events title: "Event Title" categories: [ events ] ---
Event posts may have one additional category to indicate the hashtag
for the event, such as
[ events, whereisbassel ].
If you want the post to be a headline on the top of the homepage, add
headline tag to its frontmatter:
--- layout: events title: "Event Title" categories: [ events ] tags: [ headline ] ---
To add a new notable quote to the homepage, edit the
_data/testimonials.yaml file, and add a new entry, following this template:
- name: NAME affiliation: POSITION, ORGANIZATION quote: "QUOTE" image: IMAGE_URL
The image should be at least 60px in either dimension and have the subject in the center (The smallest square Flickr photos of 75 × 75px work perfectly). You can save the image locally in the
Updating the supporters list
If you have access to the Freebassel supporters list via Google Docs, you can update it with a script.
Create a Google API client ID and secret, as per these instructions:
config/config.rb and fill in the Client ID, Secret, and the spreadsheet ID.
Run the script with:
bundle exec rake update_supporters_list
Follow the instructions to authorize the application. The
_data/supporters.json will be updated.
Updating the change.org petition data.
Set the value of CHANGE_ORG_API_KEY in config.rb.
Run the rake task with
bundle exec rake fetch_change_org_petition