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.

Trademark Requirements

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.

OpenMAMA License

The OpenMAMA Project is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1, also known as LGPL 2.1.

OpenMAMA Trademark

For OpenMAMA trademark information please visit the trademark page.

OpenMAMA Contributions

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.

Privacy Policy

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 info@openmama.org.

Information Sharing

We will not release your personal information to anyone by any method, including selling, renting, or sharing, unless:
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.

How We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small amount of text data, sent from our webserver to your browser, and stored on your device. The cookie is sent back to the webserver each time the browser connects to this site. We use cookies to personalize the site and to streamline your interaction with the site.
 
It may be possible to configure your browser to refuse cookies, or to ask you to accept each time a cookie is offered. If you choose not to accept cookies, areas of this site may have reduced functionality or performance.
 
Software on our servers, or third party web statics services, may store your IP address, and other information passed on by your browser (such as browser version, operating system, screen size, language, etc). OpenMAMA.org and/or third party services will aggregate this information to provide usages statistics for this website. We use this information to optimize the design, structure, and performance of this site. In particular, we use Google Analytics to provide usage statistics. For more information, read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Data Security

Openmama.org is also committed to the security of your personal information. We train those who work on openmama.org on this privacy policy. On our site, we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to protect your personal information, by encrypting your information when you send it to OpenMAMA.org.

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:

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this policy. We will contact you if we make any substantial changes in how we use your personal information.
 
This privacy policy was last updated on October 9, 2011.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy itself, or on how we use personal information on OpenMAMA.org, please contact us at info@openmama.org.

Trademark Usage

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.

OpenMAMA Logotype

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.

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.
 
Downloads: OpenMAMA Brand Artwork

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.

OpenMAMA Typography

The OpenMAMA type family is Petita. This typeface has been selected to work in conjunction with the logomark.
Petita was created by Manfred Klein, and can be downloaded for free.
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:

Basic Overview

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.

Linux Foundation Terms of Use

Sept 9, 2009

Terms and Conditions of Use for the Linux Foundation Web Site

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 the Linux Foundation. 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. The Linux Foundation may also make improvements and/or changes to the Content at any time without notice.
 
The Linux Foundation and its members ("Members") assume no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the Content and use of the Content is at the recipient’s own risk. The Linux Foundation and the Members provide no assurances that any reported problems with any Content will be resolved.

Intellectual Property Rights

Except as otherwise provided, Content on this site, including all materials posted by the The Linux Foundation, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
 
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.
 
Except as otherwise expressly stated, by providing the Content, neither the Linux Foundation nor the Members grant any licenses to any copyrights, patents or any other intellectual property rights.

Users 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 the Linux Foundation nor any of its Members 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 Linux Foundation Workgroups or other projects that may be hosted by the Linux Foundation may have license terms or Contributor Agreements that are specific to the Workgroup or project and may require Users to sign an agreement (such as a Contributor Agreement) assigning and/or licensing rights in submissions made to such Workgroup or 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. With respect to any User Content not governed by other Workgroup or project specific terms or agreements, you agree that the following non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free worldwide licenses shall apply:

Code Submissions

User Content in the form of source or object code will be governed by the LGPL 2.1 License.

All Other Submissions

User Content that is not in the form of source or object code, including but not limited to white papers, dissertations, articles or other literary works, power point presentations, encyclopedias, anthologies, wikis, blogs, diagrams, drawings, sketches, photos or other images, audio content, video content and audiovisual materials, will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
 
The Linux Foundation and the Members do not want to receive confidential information from you through this Web site. Please note that any information or material sent to The Linux Foundation or the Members 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

The Linux Foundation and the Members make no representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access through this Web site. When you access a non-Linux Foundation Web site, even one that may contain the organization’s name or mark, please understand that it is independent from The Linux Foundation, and that the Linux Foundation and the Members have no control over the content on such Web site. In addition, a link to a non-Linux Foundation Web site does not mean that the Linux Foundation or the Members endorse or accept 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.
 
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ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY THE LINUX FOUNDATION AND/OR THE MEMBERS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS ONLY. THE LINUX FOUNDATION AND THE MEMBERS PROVIDE NO REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
 
The Linux Foundation and the Members reserve 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.
 
The Linux Foundation and the Members reserve 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.

Privacy

COPPA prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the collection, use, or disclosure of personally identifiable information from and about children under 13 on the Internet. The law requires operators to notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting, using, or disclosing children's personal information.
 
You can learn more about the OpenMAMA.org privacy practices on the Web.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Linux Foundation 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 Linux Foundation Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:
 
Designated Agent: Lisa Smiley-Gillis
 
Address of Designated Agent:
1796 18th Street, Suite C
San Francisco, CA 94107
 
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 1-415-723-9709
 
E-mail Address of Designated Agent: copyright@linuxfoundation.org

Trademark Usage

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.

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 trademarks@linuxfoundation.org. 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

For more information, please consult  Compliance and Certification.

Trademark Style Guide

For graphic style information on using the trademark, please refer to The OpenMAMA Style Guide.