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easy FOIA requests for any jurisdiction
Provide a Freedom of Information request system for your jurisdiction
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This is an open source project to create a standard, internationalised
platform for making Freedom of Information (FOI) requests in different
countries around the world. The software started off life as
WhatDoTheyKnow, a website produced by
mySociety for making FOI requests in the UK.
We hope that by joining forces between teams across the world, we can
all work together on producing the best possible software, and help
move towards a world where governments approach transparency as the
norm, rather than the exception.
We've been working hard to make Alaveteli easy to install and re-use anywhere. Please
see the project website for instructions on installing Alaveteli.
Every Alaveteli commit is tested by GitHub Actions on the following Ruby platforms
If you use a ruby version management tool (such as RVM or .rbenv) and want to use the default development version used by the Alaveteli team (currently 3.0.4), you can create a
.ruby-version symlink with a target of
.ruby-version.example to switch to that automatically in the project directory.
If you find what looks like a bug:
If you want to contribute an enhancement or a fix:
Looking for the latest stable release? It's on the
We have some more notes for developers on the project site.
See more at alaveteli.org.
Thanks to Browserstack who let us use their
web-based cross-browser testing tools for this project.
This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from