LFProjects.org and project websites
Terms of Use

Effective: September 14, 2017

Introduction

The purposes of LF Projects, LLC (“LF Projects”) are to:

  • support the collaborative development, availability and adoption of open source software, hardware and networking and other technologies and the collaborative development, availability and adoption of open protocols and standards (individually and collectively, “Open Technology”);
  • host various projects pursuing the development of Open Technology and other technical assets, materials and processes (each such project, which itself may include any number of projects, a “Project”);
  • provide enablement and support to Projects to assist their development activities; and
  • undertake such other lawful activity as permitted by law and as consistent with the mission, purpose and tax status of LFP, Inc., a Delaware non-profit non-stock corporation and the sole member of LF Projects.

LF Projects is a Delaware series limited liability company, with each Project established as an individual series of LF Projects. Web sites established by a Project series are the property and responsibility of each such series. These terms of use apply to your use of the web sites of LF Project and the Projects.  Any series of LF Projects may have additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of such series’ web sites.

By using the websites of LF Projects or any site of any Project, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions here.

Users cannot:

  • violate anyone’s intellectual property and post anyone else’s copyrighted or confidential material you don’t have permission to use.
  • post anything vulgar, inflammatory, pornographic, etc.
  • post spam.
  • abuse the system using metalinks and tags to boost any site’s SEO.
  • post just to sell something.
  • launch into personal attacks. You’re not going to agree with everyone, but name-calling will just cause trouble and will be regarded as flaming behavior.
  • use foul language. You can say what you need to say without relying on cursing. In fact, your writing will be regarded as that much more creative.

LF Projects and its websites provide a framework for discussion and user generated information to expand the knowledge base of information related to the projects of LF Projects. Please note that articles, as well as any other user content on lfprojects.org (such as blogs, directory content, forums, comments, etc.), do not reflect the views or endorsements of LF Projects, our management services provider, The Linux Foundation, its staff, or their members. We recognize there may be inaccurate information reflected in this site and that users should understand that something that appears on lfprojects.org does not mean that LF Projects has vetted or endorsed that content.

LF Projects reserves the right to take down anything you post on this site, for these or other reasons. If you don’t agree to these terms, don’t use this website. Violation of the terms in this document may result in the removal of the content and a warning from the site’s administrators. A second violation will result in the removal of your user account.

Additional Terms of Use

13 September 2017

Terms and Conditions of Use for the Web Sites of LF Projects and of the Projects

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

This Web site is a service made available by LF Projects and/or the Projects, as applicable. All software, documentation, information and/or other materials provided on and through this Web site (“Content”) may be used solely under the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”).

This Web site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. The Content on this Web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and may be changed or updated without notice. LF Projects and/or the Projects may also make improvements and/or changes to the Content at any time without notice.

LF Projects and the Projects assume no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the Content and use of the Content is at the recipient’s own risk. LF Projects and the Projects provide no assurances that any reported problems with any Content will be resolved.

Intellectual Property Rights

Except as otherwise provided (including, without limitation, except with respect to contributions of code and artifacts to any Project), content on this site, including all materials posted by LF Projects, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (available here https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode).

All logos and trademarks contained on this Web site are and remain the property of their respective owners. No licenses or other rights in or to such logos and/or trademarks are granted. The Trademark Policy can be found here: www.lfprojects.org/trademarks/.

Contributions of software source code, documentation or other artifacts to Projects are governed by the terms of the charter for each Project. Contributors do not grant any additional licenses to any copyrights, patents or any other intellectual property beyond the requirements of the charter.

User Submissions

Users are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that users upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on our sites (“User Content”).  Neither LF Projects nor participants in any project of LF Project shall be liable for any claims arising out of User Content.  You warrant that you have all rights needed to provide the User Content in accordance with these terms and all applicable laws or regulations.

Some Projects may have license terms or Contributor License Agreements that are specific to the project and may require Users to sign an agreement (such as a Contributor License Agreement) assigning and/or licensing rights in submissions made to such project. In all such cases, and to the extent there is a conflict, those license terms or agreements take precedence over these Terms of Use.

Neither LF Projects nor participants in any project of LF Project  want to receive confidential information from you through this web site. Please note that any information or material sent to LF Projects or any participant in any project of LF Project with respect to LF Projects or any project of LF Projects will be deemed NOT to be confidential.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Web site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Neither LF Projects nor participants in any project of LF Project make representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access through this Web site. When you access a non-LF Projects Web site, even one that may contain the organization’s name or mark, please understand that it is independent from LF Projects and that LF Projects and participants in the projects of LF Projects have no control over the content on such Web site. In addition, a link to a non-LF Project Web site does not mean that LF Projects or any participant endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such Web site.

It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

IN NO EVENT WILL LF PROJECTS, OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND/OR ANY PARTICIPANT OF ANY PROJECT BE LIABLE TO YOU (AN INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY) OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATED TO ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, THE CONTENT, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE LINUX FOUNDATION OR THE MEMBERS ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
ALL CONTENT PROVIDED BY LF PROJECTS IS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS ONLY. LF PROJECTS PROVIDES NO REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

LF Projects reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these Terms of Use and to take any action they deem appropriate including, without limitation, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

LF Projects reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular Internet address or account holder to this Web site.

Please see the Privacy Policy of LF Projects available at https://lfprojects.org/policies/privacy-policy for information on our privacy policy.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

LF Projects respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our Web sites to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our Web site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any material on this Web site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Web site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to The LF Projects Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:

Designated Agent:

Attn: Manager, DMCA
LF Projects, LLC
3500 South DuPont Highway
Suite AA-101
Dover, DE 19901