Category Archives: Software

Regards Citoyens: How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data

Regards Citoyens — a French parliamentary monitoring organization — has posted How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Initiated in 2011, the Law Factory project … Continue reading

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Eris: Platform for distributed autonomous organizations on the Ethereum blockchain

Eris — a platform for distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs) that use Ethereum blockchain technology — was launched this week by Project Douglas. A video demonstration of the platform is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxXoUtw7hqw According to the project Webite, Eris software is … Continue reading

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Kuhlman: Progress on Ethereum Package Manager

Casey Kuhlman‘s project to develop the Ethereum Package Manager (EPM) has made considerable progress. Ethereum is a blockchain technology with a number of applications to law. Casey explained the motivation for EPM in this post, in which he describes the … Continue reading

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Boehmig, Hwang, and Sawaya: New legal text parsing system: The Restatement Project

Jason Boehmig, Tim Hwang, and Paul Sawaya have posted Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project, at VoxPopuLII. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund, Restatement is a simple, rough-and-ready … Continue reading

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Katz and Bommarito’s research on measuring legal complexity is featured in Wired Science

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael Bommarito‘s paper, entitled Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, is the focus of a new post by Samuel Arbesman at Wired Science: Measuring the Complexity of the Law. Here are excerpts … Continue reading

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Sen et al.: LEGALEASE: New programming language for modeling privacy policies

Shayak Sen, Saikat Guha, Anupam Datta, Sriram K. Rajamani, Janice Tsai, and Jeannette M. Wing, presented a paper entitled Bootstrapping Privacy Compliance in Big Data Systems, at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2014, 19-21 May 2014 in San Jose, … Continue reading

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Zvenyach: Legal Markdown Editor, and other legal software and data resources at esq.io

V. David Zvenyach, Esq. has made available several new legal software and data tools: 1. Legal Markdown Editor, which David describes as follows: Inspired by the ruby gem built by @compleatang, I wanted to build a javascript port of Legal … Continue reading

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New Legislative Crowdsourcing Platform in Washington, DC: MadisonDC

The OpenGov Foundation’s Project Madison legislative crowdsourcing system is now being used to enable the public to participate in drafting legislation of the District of Columbia in the U.S. — in a new crowdsourcing platform called MadisonDC – according to … Continue reading

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Legal technology at PoplusCon 2014

Some legal technologies were worked on and discussed at PoplusCon 2014, held 29-30 April 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Poplus is a set of free and open “software components that help civil society groups and campaigners launch powerful websites – anywhere … Continue reading

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DC Code Reunion Hackathon, May 10, 2014, Washington, DC

The DC Code Reunion Hackathon is being held May 10, 2014, at Mapbox Garage in Washington, DC, USA. Here is a description of the event, from the registration page: In 2013, @tmcw organized a killer hackathon for the DC Code. … Continue reading

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