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Hello everyone,

We're pleased to release the source code. This is the code
for the website itself. It's mainly written in PHP, although there are also
some Perl scripts for database loading and indexing. The backend parser code
is separate and available from the UKParse Subversion repository on

The source code in this distribution is released under a BSD
style license. Roughly, this means you are free to copy, use, modify and
redistribute the code or binaries made from the code. Commercial or
non-commercial use is allowed. However, we disclaim warranty, and expect you
not to use our name without our permission.

See the file LICENSE.txt for exact legal information.

Francis Irving
on behalf of the team
2004-07-10 (updated 2008-04-30)


What is anyway?

Everything MPs say in the UK's House of Commons is recorded in a document
called Hansard. helps make sense of this vital democratic
resource and, crucially, allows you to add your own annotations and links to the
official transcripts of Parliament.

How on earth do I use this code?

See INSTALL.txt for installation questions.

Probably best that you ask questions on the mySociety developers-public email list.
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