A couple of weeks ago at CATS I promised the Riseup folks that there was an easy way to aggregate and selectively republish RSS items, aka “reBlogging”. Well a cursory scan of the web didn’t turn up anything suitable, so I sat down and wrote a quick patch to FoF (I think it was during the Certificate Anti-Authority discussion).
Made a couple of tweaks to it last night to make it less of a diff from Feed on Feed 0.1.3, and now I’m releasing it onto an unsuspecting public, as a patch file, plus a couple of auxiliary files. Works just like FoF, except there is now a checkbox labeled ‘Recycle’. Any items you choose to recycle will be available in your re-published RSS feed (at http://example.org/<recycle-install>/rss.php).
There is a lot of room for improvement including better RSS feeds (they are pretty simple right now, and more suited for a headlines box, then full re-syndication), and support for conditional GETs.