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openblock by openplans

OpenBlock is a hyper-local news & data platform.

Run a local news website for your community, or use it to serve widgets and feeds for integration with your existing website.

Dependencies (overview)

Python 2.6+, GeoDjango, PostGIS



GPL v3


Originally created by the team

More recently worked on by:
Luke Tucker (
Paul Winkler (
Peter Harkins (
Don Kukral (donk@centos.localdomain)


ebcode google group

IRC channel: #openblock on freenode

Pip Requirements Files

For installing released versions of OpenBlock.


You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://