Tag Archives: Legal open source software

Storify: Discussion of open source for courts

An interesting discussion of open source software for courts took place on Twitter on 12-13 November 2014, and included contributions by John Mayer, Brian Carver, Ansel Halliburton, and Amy Wan. Click here for a storify of the discussion. HT @johnpmayer

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Free Law Innovation Fellowship, Washington, DC: Applications invited

A call for applications for Free Law Innovation Fellowship, has been issued by the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Council of the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC, USA. The application deadline appears to be 15 December 2014. … 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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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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Bruce on GitLaw

Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute has posted GitHub: It Ain’t Magic Pixie Dust, at his blog, b-screeds. Here are excerpts: These days, people are sticking legislation into GitHub at a furious pace. It is all the rage among … Continue reading

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Bennett Launches Site on citeproc-js Legal Citation Features

Professor Frank Bennett of the Nagoya University Graduate School of Law has launched CitationStylist, a new Website that provides information and tools related to the legal citation “features of the citeproc-js citation formatter.” CitationStylist also provides information and tools related … Continue reading

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