Can I Get A Witness?

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.

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