Ulex is an open-source, digital law solution currently being developed by an open network of programmers and legal experts, borrowing from common law traditions unbound to a specific country - reddit
Ulex is an open-source legal system that offers a competitive alternative to the government monopoly on civil justice. Ulex gives everyone access to the time-tested wisdom of courts from across the globe and offers a simple, fair resolution process - indiegogo.com
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Ulex protects human rights with an efficient and fair dispute resolution process, promoting the rule of law. It is not imposed by any government but instead adopted by the mutual consent of those it governs. Like choosing between Mac OS or Linux, citizens can now choose their legal system based on the quality of service they provide.
Ulex is an open-source legal system created by Tom W. Bell of the Institute for Competitive Governance. Ulex is tied to no nation and utilizes a simple, fair resolution process, adopted by mutual consent of the disputing parties.
The Institute for Competitive Governance is gathering resources to build an open-source community of coders that will automate Ulex’s open-ended legal software - making it easier to use and more accessible to anyone seeking an alternative to government-run civil dispite systems.
Ulex stipulations are based upon established practices from well-regarded private, nongovernmental, and international organizations. By default, the substantive rules of Ulex 1.1 originate in the American Law Institute's Restatements of the Common Law, the Uniform Law Institute's Uniform Business Organizations Code and other notably fair and open sets.
Taking the lead from open-source operating systems such as Unix, GNU or Linux, Ulex is a unique application of open-source legal principles. The rules may be downloaded, used and modified by the public at large — voluntarily, and free of charge. Where open-source operating systems run on computers without limitation, Ulex enables communities to flourish — through mutual consent.
Ulex is not a utopian idea - rather, it is an alternative law system for places where existing legal systems either do not exist or cannot be trusted. It’s a powerful tool for strengthening and reinforcing universal human rights, a software-based advocate that offers disputing parties a fairer option outside of their inefficient, often corrupt systems.
# How Ulex Works The default procedure for resolving disputes in Ulex v. 1.1 is comprised of three elements: 1. Judges: Each party selects a judge, who then collaborate to select a third. 2. Remedies: The judges select a remedy proposed by one of the parties. 3. Costs: The losing party pays the winning party's legal costs.
It's simple, fair, and efficient, giving the disputing parties say in who delivers their judgement. The Ulex software will make it easy to research legal rulings from around the globe, granting the judges insight that government-run legal systems lack. It also creates a competitive market for fair judges, rather than leaving who will deliver your judgment up to chance.
The proceeds from this campaign will help Ulex take the first big steps forward towards Ulex 1.1 and developing the software that will power the open-source legal system.
- Technical white papers for Ulex software development. - Global partnership outreach to legal organizations, special economic zones, and entrepreneurs. - Communication, promotion, and branding to spread awareness and shore up support. - Legal research, counsel, and documentation about best practices in international, private legal systems to incorporate into Ulex. - Ulex Hackathon events to scout and unite talent internationally.
Resources derived from crowdfunding efforts will also allow ICG to increase the visibility and impact of our mission via innovative web-based features. Some examples include: - A Reddit-inspired forum for peer-to-peer discussions and real-time reporting. - A Github-like infrastructure to allow increased transparency via version tracking and forking. - Contributor profiles with various “stats” and QR donation rewards to foster a competitive environment and encourage collaboration among supporters. - A bounty system to reward innovative coders that develop new solutions and improve upon existing systems.
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