I would like a copy of all public LinkedIn profiles. For most profiles this is only Name + Location + Tagline + # Connections + Industry. [url removed, login to view] has a list of all profiles for SEO purposes. All search engines have their own copy of this data. If you clear cookies and go to [url removed, login to view] then you'll see a directory of all profiles. So basically this is like writing the crawling part of a search engine, specifically for LinkedIn. THE CATCH: is that you have to crawl it in 10 days AT MOST. There are supposedly ~10 million profiles, so please do the math. You might want to use EC2 for this. I also don't know if they will block IPs after many requests. You have to be able to work around this if it comes up. If you are having trouble getting the list of all profiles, you might want to use Alexa's Million Search Results service with the query "site:[url removed, login to view]".
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The deliverables are:
1) all LinkedIn public profiles in HTML format (images etc. are not needed), compressed. Each HTML file should be named after their profile ID.
2) A short (~ 2 page) description of how you did it. E.g. did you run into any IP blocking or throttling issues?
3) All source code, EC2 images (if applicable), and other technology or IP developed, as detailed below:
a) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
b) 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).
Your choice of programming language / OS / etc.