This is a service to browse and customise the growing collection of legal templates for startups in Singapore.
Who is running this?
The service is being offered by Cofounders Pte Ltd. However, the legal agreements are authored and published by others.
So can I use these templates for free?
You sure can! Check out LICENSE.md for the copyright terms.
Why is this needed?
Startups have ninety-nine problems but legal expenses shouldn't be one. Let's face it, lawyers are expensive and startups don't have much money.
By sharing solid boilerplate contracts for common issues, a lot of repetitive legal work can be avoided.
Why are you doing this?
We want to contribute to the startup ecosystem in Singapore. As it grows stronger, we all benefit.
But won't you upset the lawyers?
Actually we have some awesome startup-loving lawyers contributing legal templates. And the Old Guard probably doesn't care about poor startups, let alone know about GitHub.
How do I help out?
Cofounders Pte Ltd is not a law firm, and the contributors to this service are not acting as your attorney.
The templates are free for use, however the authors (Bernard and Huifen) and Cofounders Pte Ltd cannot be responsible for the consequences of use.
Startups and investors alike should read and understand the templates and determine the suitability for their particular situation. If in doubt, you should consult professional advisors.
The authors welcome questions and comments to improve the templates but they are not able to consult for free as they have their day jobs.
Run all commands from within the source code folder (use
cd <path> to get there).
gem update --system gem install jekyll gem install bundler bundle install
Apple OS X
bundle complains about
RedCloth, install that gem manually by running
gem install RedCloth.
gem install cannot compile native extensions, you might still need to agree to the Xcode EULA. This is typically needed after installing or updating Xcode. Open Xcode to accept the terms, or run
sudo cpp for the license prompt. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Try running the commands with
sudo if anything else complains.
Use Ruby 1.9.3 and Pygments.rb 0.5.0
After installing dependencies, run:
gem uninstall pygments.rb gem install pygments.rb -v 0.5.0
Gemfile.lock edit as follows:
bundle exec jekyll serve --watch