Contract drafting Twitter-style

by Jon_B in

Last year, one of my non-lawyer Twitter connections posed the following question:-

It turns out that the GitHub for contracts is... GitHub.

Twitter have released to the world a form of Innovator's Patent Agreement, which is a form of patent assignment which promises the inventor that their patents will only be used for "defensive" purposes and not for patent trolling.

From a purely geeky point of view though, the really interesting thing is that the contract is:

  1. Written in Markdown

  2. Hosted on GitHub with a request for any improvements to be submitted via a pull request

So, is this going to be the future of contract drafting?