The developer who started the Witness web app has had to bow out of the project. Are there any other Djangonauts/Pythonistas out there who would like to finish the building of something relatively small, self-contained and useful to Mozilla? Here’s a description of the project:
“Witness” will be a web app which provides proof that person A has agreed to legal document X.
There are loads of applications for this:
- Proof that a Mozilla contributor has agreed to our Committer’s Agreement
- Proof that someone has agreed to the IPR policy necessary for contributing to a standards body mailing list
- Proof that someone has agreed to a trademark licence
These things can be done without an app, but it’s dull and tedious for the person doing the paperwork. Much better to get a computer to do it.
It would involve, among other things, playing with Persona/BrowserID. If you are interested, drop me a line and I’ll point you at the code.