I downloaded the 100 MB zip file from GitHub to look at the code and I browsed the other project files there, too. The code is poorly documented and I immediately ran into a small bug that kept it from running. There’s also some (probably) useless Python code connected to Django. But the main thing was that the database was not included. There are three large Excel files with manufacturer data but I would have expected a mysqldump file with the product, manufacturer, and other data that we could have used to rebuild a MySQL database.
Last night, I rediscovered a Google doc written by Philippe, the original developer, at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y8idf4Boc4ypc3SHyAC1qHCzbYJAtdEUX6uDih7OLuA/edit#heading=h.55vdpk1my9q. It contains a link to a separate location for downloading the data. Clicking it takes you to some other OKFN site but not to the data.
Is there any way to get a copy of the data in order to see whether I can reconstruct the database? Or did the Labs put up a server with it so we can test the code and see what needs to be done?