We are interested in using digital signature in our extremely paper intensive world. However, we need the signatures to be valid digital signatures. Are there open source solutions available that can handle this?
Does anyone know about the legality (United States) of fixing a signature on a document by using a digital signature pad. The other option is to do a "digital signature" where the user goes through a process of verification online or with voice. I know that there are solutions out there that do this such as DocuSign. It has been suggested that a solution like this is highly preferable.
However, I worry that some might consider the costs of these platforms as cost prohibitive if they charge on a per transaction basis and a company has many transactions.
Are there any viable alternatives available? Does anyone have advice about how to achieve the goal of valid/legal digital signatures?