I tried to search for a good free and open source software that could be used to create an online directory, but didn’t find anything useful. Just something as simple as DMOZ would have been sufficient, but I didn’t have much luck with finding something that I liked. So I did what I always do. I created my own. I mean how difficult could it be to create a simple listing software?
Enter Pylist (written in Python, if it isn’t obvious). Though I’m not releasing it as open source yet, it will happen soon (just cleaning it up a bit). To demonstrate, here is a List of free proxies that I’ve created and am hoping that it will grow into a full-fledged site. If you’re running your own proxy, submit it here. Link to the site, promote it. Whatever makes you (and me) happy.
I’m still working to make the URLs more friendly and SEO optimized. There are a few other things I’d like to add like user signin, more templates etc., but at least the whole thing works TODAY. Let me know if you have any suggestions.