Disclaimer for OSI Public Forums

Page created on March 18, 2016 | Last modified on September 7, 2022

By submitting your content to a public forum hosted by the Open Source Initiative (OSI), you agree to public distribution of your work. All communication sent to our public forums – the public mailing lists, discussion forums, wikis, issue reporting systems and any other OSI contribution mechanism – is deemed to be published by the sender of that communication and made public without condition, publicly distributed, and publicly archived. Any disclaimers that may be attached to said communication that describe it as private or non-redistributable are self-contradictory and thus null and void. The Open Source Initiative is not responsible for removing or otherwise concealing your communication after you caused it to become public.

Any content sent by any one person directly to the our forums, or replies by others to those communications, are considered published, in accordance with United States law. For more information on the OSI’s process for managing our forums, please see: Policy on Public Communications and Archives.

The author of any work submitted to an OSI Forum retains the copyright to their content. However, that does not mean that the OSI is under obligation to remove them from a list archive once published.

The OSI accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on our public forums by others.

The OSI disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on its public forums, whether posted by OSI or others; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the OSI be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or damages of any kind whatsoever, resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of any information posted on a the OSI’s public forums.

By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material, has received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in the public domain. The posting party further warrants and represents that it otherwise has the full and unencumbered right to post such material and that such posting will not infringe any rights or interests of others.

The OSI does not generally monitor its mailing lists for inappropriate postings, and does not undertake editorial control of postings. We do, however, reserve the right to prevent posting to our public forums in the event of failure to comply with our codes of conduct.

Some spam and virus filtering is applied to content submitted to the OSI’s public forums. It is possible that your submission is filtered/removed. Like all public sites, submitting your email may increase your exposure to spam.

The above document was derived from the “Disclaimer for the Debian mailing lists“. Modifications limited to substitution of “Open Source Initiative” and “OSI” for “Debian” and other OSI specific references (e.g. links).