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+OpenLegislation
+====================
-New York State Senate Open Legislation
-IRC: #nyss_openlegislation on freenode
+`From the New York State Senate`
-This is the Java Web app project for the open-source legislative access system developed
-by the NY Senate CIO Team beginning in 2009. It provides both a highly usable HTML-based
-browser and search interface, as well as XML and JSON-based RESTful APIs.
+Dual BSD/GPL License. See the NYSenate `licensing page`_.
-Current Senate Developers:
- Ken Zalewski <zalewski@nysenate.gov>
- Graylin Kim <kim@nysenate.gov>
+This is the Java Web app project for the open-source legislative access system developed by the NY Senate beginning in 2009. It provides both a HTML-based browser and search interface, as well as XML and JSON-based RESTful APIs. It has been running live on NYSenate.gov for about 2 years now on our `legislation page`_ and is also used internally to support several applications.
-Past Developers:
- Nathan Freitas <nathanfreitas@gmail.com>
- Jared Williams <jared.mi.williams@gmail.com>
+Developers looking to use the API can consult our `API Documentation`_ for more information or contact us on the NYSenate Developers `mailing list`_ or in #nyss_openlegislation channel on `FreeNode`_ (IRC).
-Production Homepage:
- http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation
-License:
- See license file or http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/license/
+.. _API Documentation: http://openlegislation.readthedocs.org
+.. _legislation page: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation
+.. _FreeNode: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#nyss_openlegislation
+.. _mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/nyss-dev
+.. _licensing page: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/license/
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+Current Senate Developers
+---------------------------
+
+* Ken Zalewski <zalewski@nysenate.gov>
+* Graylin Kim <kim@nysenate.gov>
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+Past Developers
+--------------------
+
+* Nathan Freitas <nathanfreitas@gmail.com>
+* Jared Williams <jared.mi.williams@gmail.com>
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