*1. From a web page, run user's IP address against one of the free ARIN databases to determine whether they are US, Canada or rest-of-world;
2. If outside North America, refer to a given web page;
3. If US or Canada, ask for a zip code;
4. Run first three digits of zip code against a database which we will populate, refer to a web page which is a concatenation of one to five html files.
Preferably this database will be a flat file of starting zipcodes, and check boxes for which one(s) of up to 20 or so files to cat together and send to a user in that zip code range.
Any open-source database (MySQL etc) could be chosen for this if reasonably easy to get running on a Fedora Linux box. We are not running any database software at the moment and would probably prefer just a flat file in perl or something like that. Running the app on the web page should require no browser plugins (no Java, Flash, ActiveX please).*
*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).
*Generic Linux, RH7, 9 or Fedora*