Last year, one of my non-lawyer Twitter connections posed the following question:-
So who's building github for contracts? Current common system of emailing Word documents doesn't have a good UX!— Francis Irving (@frabcus) December 21, 2011
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:
Written in Markdown
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?