Legal and Branding
OpenMAMA Compliance and Certification Program
The OpenMAMA project aspires to two major goals through its compliance program:
First, the compliance program ensures that products, services or organizations that want to use the OpenMAMA trademark meet specific criteria including compatibility with other OpenMAMA products and services, conformance with best practices for OpenMAMA API usage, quality, and robustness.
Second, the compliance program endeavors to provide tools, documentation and other resources to assist participants in the OpenMAMA community in improving OpenMAMA and building the best possible products and services with and around OpenMAMA.
Conform to the practices and standards outlined in the OpenMAMA Self Certification document prepared by the OpenMAMA Maintainer and approved by the OpenMAMA Steering Committee.
NOTE: this document will be available some time after the official launch of OpenMAMA when the steering committee is in place.
Pass a code certification test prepared by the Maintainer and approved by the Steering Committee to verify conformance.
Pass automated tests prepared by the Maintainer and approved by the Steering Committee that verify correct API usage.
If applicable, pass an integration suite test prepared by the Maintainer and approved by the Steering Committee establishing that the application coexists and interacts with other certified applications and components;
Additionally Middleware and Payload Bridges must:
Pass a test suite prepared by the Maintainer and approved by the Steering Committee demonstrating that all functionality is implemented correctly.
Pass an integration suite test prepared by the Maintainer and approved by the Steering Committee establishing that applications and components are:
Compatible with the middleware and/or payload bridge specified by the Linux Foundation.
Possess the ability for new payload or middleware to be substituted for any supported payload or middleware. Support multiple bridges in a single application.
The tests and validation required for certification will be conducted by a body approved by the Linux Foundation.
As we launch OpenMAMA, the compliance program is a work in progress. More information will be posted here as the Maintainer and Steering Committee members work out the details.
The OpenMAMA Project is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1, also known as LGPL 2.1.
For OpenMAMA trademark information please visit the trademark page.
The OpenMAMA project will neither require nor accept copyright assignment for code contributions. The principle behind this is to avoid extra bureaucracy or other obstacles discouraging contributions.
Instead, OpenMAMA uses the Signed-off-by process. A valid Signed-off-by line is required for every code contribution.
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy.
To allow us to provide the services we do, to the users of OpenMAMA.org, and to improve OpenMAMA.org , we require that you provide some personal information. The type of information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have, are detailed in this policy.
Information Collection and Use
We collect the information you provide when you register for an account or complete an information request form.
We use this information to satisfy your requests for further information, to customize our responses and our future communication with you, and to contact you, regarding development and events in the projects or areas of OpenMAMA.org that you have expressed interest in, or in OpenMAMA.org, in general.
We make every effort to allow you to opt-in and opt-out of receiving messages from OpenMAMA.org. However, if you are receiving messages from us and cannot find a way to unsubscribe, please contact us at email@example.com
We will not release your personal information to anyone by any method, including selling, renting, or sharing, unless:
you grant us permission
we are required to do so by law
We will not share personal identification information data, either for single individuals or groups, with any parties, including those affiliated with openmama.org, such as members or sponsors.
Public Forum Content
OpenMAMA makes communication forums, such as mail lists, blogs and others, available to its users. Be aware that any information or messages you share in these forums becomes public information immediately. Exercise caution in determining whether to disclose any of your personal information. Openmama.org is an open source web site, intended to encourage creative thinking and free expression. However, OpenMAMA.org reserves the right to act as necessary to preserve the integrity of the site and its forums, including removing any and all posts deemed vulgar or inappropriate.
Children's Online Privacy
Regarding children under the age of 13, openmama.org does not knowingly:
accept personal information from them
allow them to become registered members of our web site
We may update this policy. We will contact you if we make any substantial changes in how we use your personal information.
OpenMAMA™ is a trademark of the Linux Foundation. OpenMAMA may be used in accordance with the OpenMAMA Trademark Policy
in association with a product that has fulfilled all requirements of the OpenMAMA Compliance Program for that product and for the specific version and release of OpenMAMA that is indicated.
The logomark may be used at any size down to 20mm as long as the print quality is of a high standard. Any misuse of the logotype will devalue the identity.
Do not substitute another typeface for the specially drawn logotype.
Do not stretch or squash the logotype in any way.
Always scale proportionally.
Do not put key line around logotype.
OpenMAMA Colour Palette (Signature)
The OpenMAMA Logotype signature colour combination is Black and Orange. When placing the logotype on black or color backgrounds, use the light grey and white version. Never place the OpenMAMA logo on a visually cluttered or patterned background.
Black: For print is BLACK. Our online hex color is #000000. The RGB build is 0/0/0.
Orange: For print is PMS 152C. Our online hex color is #F3901D. The RGB build is 243/144/29.
OpenMAMA Exclusion Zone
An exclusion zone is there to prevent the mark from being overcrowded. No other elements should be printed or appear within this exclusion zone.
The exclusion zone is created proportionally by measuring the x height of the ‘e’ of OpenMAMA.
The OpenMAMA type family is Petita. This typeface has been selected to work in conjunction with the logomark.
Please use the weights shown for text font and for headings.
If this typeface is not available, for example any internal word processing communications, then the typeface Helvetica may be used as a substitute.
Terms of Service
By using the OpenMAMA.org website you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
Don't violate anyone's intellectual property and post copyrighted or confidential material without permission.
Don't post anything vulgar, inflammatory, pornographic, illegal, etc.
Don't post spam.
Too many metalinks and tags are not accepted. If you try to boost your SEO, that's an abuse of the system.
Don't post just to sell something. Sure, talk up your project, but don't mention how to buy it every single time.
Don't 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.
Tone down the 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.
OpenMAMA.org provides a framework for discussion and user generated information to expand the knowledge base of Linux-related information. Please note that articles, as well as any other user content on the OpenMAMA site (such as blogs, directory content, forums, comments, etc.), do not reflect the views or endorsements of the Linux Foundation, its staff, or its members. We recognize there may be inaccurate information reflected in this site and that users should understand that something that appears on OpenMAMA.org does not mean the Linux Foundation has vetted or endorsed that content.
The Linux Foundation reserves the right to take down anything posted 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.
Sept 9, 2009
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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 Linux Foundation Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:
Designated Agent: Lisa Smiley-Gillis
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OpenMAMA is a trademark of The Linux Foundation
. Any product that will use the OpenMAMA trademark and logo must demonstrate that it is compliant with the OpenMAMA specification and being used in accordance with the Linux Foundation Trademark Policy
. Approval is granted for a specific product and for the specific version and release of OpenMAMA.
The OpenMAMA trademark policy is linked with compliance to provide a clear indicator of compatibility between releases, product, and applications. This enables the OpenMAMA name and trademark to clearly and consistently communicate what is and what is not compliant with OpenMAMA in the marketplace.
Although the OpenMAMA Project has no intention of restricting your rights to use, modify or distribute code licensed under open source licenses, all requirements of the OpenMAMA Compliance Program must be fulfilled in order to use the OpenMAMA trademark in association with your product.
Guidelines for Websites
The OpenMAMA website guidelines are in place to clearly differentiate official OpenMAMA sites. We encourage community sites. However, if you are going to create a website about OpenMAMA and plan to use the word "OpenMAMA" in the site name or URL, or plan to use the OpenMAMA logo, you must adhere to these simple guidelines.
Do not represent your site as an "official" OpenMAMA website.
You must have the following disclaimer on every page (in the footer is fine):
You must follow the OpenMAMA Style Guide if using the OpenMAMA logo.
You must not modify the OpenMAMA logo. It has a very specific meaning and purpose related to compliance.
Before registering a domain name that includes the text "OpenMAMA", you must request permission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ensuring Proper Use of the OpenMAMA Trademark
Because the OpenMAMA trademark is closely tied to the compliance program, it is very important that it be used correctly and appropriately. Unfortunately cases do arise where the OpenMAMA mark is used incorrectly or out of context. If you believe a use of the OpenMAMA mark to be questionable or causing confusion, please email email@example.com
. We will evaluate the use and, if necessary, will attempt to reach the owner of the questionable content with specific corrections and a deadline to become compliant. If there is no positive reply, a legal counsel will follow up.
The intention of this process is to ensure that a content owner who is acting in good faith but is genuinely unaware of the guidelines can be properly informed and have an opportunity to make corrections, prior to any legal intervention.
Compliance and Certification Program
Trademark Style Guide