I’d like to get some feedback on the technical merits of an idea I’ve had percolating for a while. Please roast me on the practicality of this proposal. I believe in the concept, but am not a builder.
Disclaimer: I recently applied to the Mozilla MVP Lab with this idea, (switch Solid for Firefox), but wasn’t accepted, I didn’t even crack the top 10% of the 500+ applications. Also, I’m not a software engineer / dev / architect. What I’ve posted here is less than 10% of the application, for brevity. TBH, I had actually forgotten about Solid, until I was rejected by Mozilla and started looking for other solutions, Brave included.
Short backstory: I was a legal service provider in immigration, I switched to legaltech for immigration, then to immigration on blockchain, then I took the best parts and came up with the idea for the legaltech platform based on Firefox and IPFS, (now Solid?)
XXXXXX is an open-source, privacy-based, distributed web platform for the online delivery of legal services to the public.
The proposal is to fork Solid and introduce an open-source, decentralized, privacy-based, distributed web platform that is a search engine & browser, and profile & file directory for consumers, a site hosting and content management system for lawyers, and a legaltech app store. Make a separate source of truth, away from the fake news and scammers, and a platform for authorized practitioners and vetted legaltech companies to serve more people, with permissioned, universal login IDs & profiles.
What this means is the consumer will see a web interface much like Google, (after download), and will be able to search for legal services, both lawyers and apps, and then create their universal profile on an as-needed basis to be able to give permission to the applicable legal service of their choice. The search results will be limited to authorized legal service providers, and the app store view will be only vetted, privacy-based legaltech apps. The consumer will be able to upload files relevant to their legal matter and have a folder system, much like Google Drive to work with. In this way, the consumer can discreetly get proper legal information, and interact with legal service providers without the fear of being tracked, or having their information shared or sold, (like the existing ad-based and data mining services that exist now).
My original Solid post where I started thinking about this idea is here:
Thanks so much, Blake