This is a very young project, so setting our milestones will help us maintain our direction.
Please stay constructive, treat everyone with respect – no flaming or baiting
From the official website: Establishing electronic publication practices that any software author can use to ensure their source code can be used as prior art.
Timestamping can give the evidence that some source code already existed at some given date. So we need to give evidence that such source code also has been publicly available at that date. The project prevalent.de already offers applications for timestamping. A simple idea might be to run them on the whole of sourceforge every night. But then: How do we store the timestamps in a secure way, usable in court?
From the official webiste: Creating search mechanisms and interfaces that allow patent examiners and others to more easily locate relevant electronically published source code and its related documentation.
Also from the official website: Developing a “taxonomy” or “tagging” system that can be used by software developers, patent examiners and others to describe and help locate relevant source code and documentation.
here we might find useful ideas for our project: