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  1. Wikimedia’s Terms of Use

    thoughts from a recent review

  2. The Law Does Not Require Legalese

    a reassuring dive into contract interpretation

  3. Square One 2e1u

    addressing an interesting Utah peculiarity

  4. Square One Second Edition

    improved US hiring forms and terms

  5. Templating for Lawyers

    learn computer templateering in five minutes flat

  6. Square One

    fair terms. free forms. back to work.

  7. Work Made for Hire … or Not

    one source of complexity in intellectual property terms

  8. Doormat 1e

    free no-log, no-track privacy policy

  9. Turnstile 1e

    first edition and new website

  10. Acceptable Use

    different delivery, same rules

  11. DMSimple

    plain and simple DMCA safe harbor terms

  12. Turnstile

    springboard website terms of service

  13. Progressive Standardization

    standardized contracting can also be flexible

  14. Springboard Agreements

    putting a name to a tool

  15. Name this Contract Type

    agreements incorporating all their terms by reference


    compare Common Form markup online


    try Common Form’s editing tools online

  18. Common Form, Simplified

    publish, share, save our souls

  19. Intelligent Perception

    low bow to the legal laity

  20. Correct and Intuitive Fairness

    How can a license say what “fair” is ahead of time?

  21. Reading the WeAllJS Code of Conduct

    line-by-line and off-the-cuff

  22. AFL-3.0 versus OSL-3.0

    a redline (diff) with important network terms highlighted

  23. The Discipline of Stated Purpose

    write out the purposes of legal terms in contracts

  24. Unhappy Coincidences

    marriages of licensing convenience, and changed circumstances

  25. Six Great Deals Books

    read these books

  26. Transparent Contract Components

    sharper tools, finer toolmarks

  27. MPL-2.0 versus OPL-2.1

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  28. Lexical Scope for Contracts

    wandering ever closer to LISP

  29. Licence Libre du Québec – Réciprocité versus - Réciprocité forte

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  30. Contract Components

    fine-grained means of abstraction in legal drafting

  31. First Read: The Fair Source License

    Text and my first thoughts on a new, non-open source form license

  32. Named Provisions

    If contract section numbers are just another namespace, can they be replaced with defined terms?