We need a CGI script, referred to as "/webapi/", which invokes a configurable script, associated with an "action" keyword given in the query string. The CGI script accepts connections only from a configurable set of IP addresses or domains, and with configurable rate-limiting. The script is invoked with the querystring arguments, which include a format keyword, and some action-dependent arguments. The output from the script gets inserted into the response, possibly with some HEAD and BODY wrappers if appropriate. Complete specs are attached.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Mac OS X with Apache 1.2 Ruby or Perl development - platform agnostic.