Open Source is at the very core of datarequests.org. We have designed the project from the ground up to be as open as possible. Our constitution requires us to publish our content under free licenses.
We are huge proponents of Open Source and believe in it.
Our Open Source repositories
Here is an overview of important repositories that we have created—directly or indirectly—for datarequests.org. They are of course published under free licenses. We invite you to take a look behind the curtain, contribute or use our work for your own projects!
Some of the development work is currently done on a private GitLab instance. We do however mirror all commits to GitHub and still welcome issues and pull requests through the GitHub mirror repositories, of course.
The website you are currently on. This repository not only contains the content but also the code for the generator, the privacy controls and more.
The site is designed to be primarily static and runs on Hugo and Preact.
The website for Datenanfragen.de e. V., the non-profit behind this project, is managed through the separate
The data behind the project. This includes our company and supervisory authority databases but also the sample letters.
The repository is structured as a collection of plain text files that are both human- and machine-readable.
We also want to run the non-profit behind this project, Datenanfragen.de e. V., as openly and transparently as possible. Thus, this repository contains important documents with their change histories.
A PostCSS plugin that allows you to create your icon font on the fly, including only the icons that are actually used.
Adapted after Jan Nicklas’ Icon Font Webpack Plugin.
A simple, privacy-focussed and easy-to-deploy engine to build custom comment solutions, hosted on AWS.
Open Source projects used by us
In keeping with the spirit of Open Source, we not only maintain our own Open Source projects but also make heavy use of others for our work.
We are proud to be able to use the following projects for this website. Huge thanks to the authors who have decided to enable others to use their valuabe work!
Free 3 of 9 font by Matthew Welch (MIT License)
Humaaans by Pablo Stanley (CC BY 4.0)
iconmonstr Icons by Alexander Kahlkopf (https://iconmonstr.com/license)
json-forms by Ignacio del Valle Alles (Apache License 2.0)
localForage by Mozilla (Apache License 2.0)
pdfmake by bpampuch (MIT License)
Preact by Jason Miller (MIT License)
preact-compat by Jason Miller (MIT License)
preact-i18n by Synacor, Inc. (BSD 3-Clause)
preact-portal by Jason Miller (MIT License)
React Joyride by Gil Barbara (MIT License)
react-scrollspy by makotot (MIT License)
Roboto font by Christian Robertson (Apache License 2.0)
typesense-js by Wreally Studios (Apache License 2.0)