09 December 2019Paste Your Terms Into Your E-Mails
why don’t we do the obvious thing?
04 November 2019Waypoint Trademark
protecting the integrity of a standard form
09 September 2019Waypoint 2.0.0
a more adaptable, international standard
17 July 2019Waypoint Abroad
seeking quick reads from non-US counsel
14 July 2019PANDA for Privacy
the NDA for your personal information
24 June 2019Help Take the Waypoint NDA International
a call for help from common-law colleagues
23 April 2019The Waypoint NDA
stop wasting time on NDAs
27 January 2019Critique This License
developing a standard paid-software license
10 January 2019The Discipline of Stated Purpose
write out the purposes of legal terms in contracts
07 October 2018A Canting Tribe Are We
attacking the NDA problem with standards networks
21 September 2018Crowd Hiring
assurance contracts for short-term open software maintenance
18 September 2018Quick Read of Tidelift’s Lifting Agreement
nits picked in the developer terms for a new pay-the-devs company
14 June 2018Digging Contracts Out of the Hole
simple tools for drafting to be proud of
31 May 2018California Work Made for Hire Statutes
work made for hire contracts can make contractors employees for state employment insurance purposes
24 May 2018Plain GDPR Processor Addendum
open form plain-language processor addendum
23 May 2018Plain Terms of Service
open form terms of service for websites
19 January 2018Six Great Deals Books
read these books
09 October 2017Feed this Bear
indie coder, promote thyself!
01 September 2017Prescription Contracts
thinking about direct lawyer guidance on rxnda.com
12 August 2017RxNDA.com
breaking the NDA logjam
09 June 2017Switchmode Developer Agreement
an open form contract for open source contractors
06 June 2017Open Software Service Terms
legal terms for paid web apps, now available in the English language
10 February 2017The Mendicant Maintainerati
no holy fools for Open Source
20 August 2016Emancipation by Reference
I am just a copy of a copy of a copy. Everything I say you have read before.
27 November 2015What Enumeration Means
Enumeration is an essential contract drafting tool. Don’t disclaim it!
27 November 2015Template Ambiguity
Document assembly can make ambiguity even harder to spot.
29 October 2015The Blanks Problem
A tough Common Form design decision explained.
08 October 2015Term Injection
Fighting insertion of unexpected terms in automated form contracts
10 September 2015Certificated Assent
How signed is signed enough for a hosted software licensing deal?
21 August 2015Reproduction of Hierarchy
Markdown isn’t great for contracts. HTML5 is better.
15 August 2015Index Card Contracts
Common Form for paper people
14 August 2015Grab-Bag Contracts
Might we write contracts like we fill shopping bags at the grocery store?
01 August 2015Named Provisions
If contract section numbers are just another namespace, can they be replaced with defined terms?
18 May 2015Modularity is not the Law
Ancient and modern principles of contract interpretation work against contracts made of modular parts
17 May 2015The Halliburton Hypothesis
Quantifying the negotiating process to mount attacks on the confidentiality of a public contract forms repository
09 February 2015Common Form
Composable, verifiable, shareable form contracts for the modern practice of law