Today, we at Viridian Lawyers are introducing what we hope will be the first part of a suite of documents known as the Open Source Suite for Australian Startups.
We hope that by launching this document under an MIT Licence, and on GitHub, we can not only make the work of technologists easier, but also to encourage others to contribute to the project, suggest pull requests and improve compliance outcomes for startups.
While GitHub is perhaps not the perfect tool for this task, it is the best tool we have on hand - and will no doubt, be a great starting place for innovation.
Australia has a long history of democratising the legal process. Most notably, Australia was a pioneer of the free access to law initiative around the world, and technical innovation in this space over the past few years has ramped up considerably. Continuing this tradition is important to the efficiency of our business and social landscape.