This proposal aims to discuss the topic of code transparency and its practices (open source) in relationship with current law computation.
The law has been a central philosophical concept since the antiquity. The way law is written, interpreted or enforced has tremendous ethical, political and ontological consequences.
As different institutional processes, including those within juridical institutions, are being automatized, it opens up the discussion whether law could be written in code, a formal language or a specification language, so it can be computed.
This process brings different issues such as public responsibility, algorithm fairness and overall making the code/data/processes publicly available.
Extending the successful open source practice and code transparency to computing law processes may represent a good solution. However, we argue that this might not work just as a copy-paste of principles, but it would need a further epistemological approach.