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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > website-terms-of-use-draft
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:03:00 GMT
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Comment added by Rob Weir:

Recommendation:  Let's first agree what the ToU should cover and say, in "plain English'. 
Then we can work on the precise language, getting additional expert legal review if that is

In other words, do you agree that the site user should be notified about the ToU, and take
some affirmative action to express agreement?  If so, we're fine.  Details
will be worked out later.

In reply to a comment by Dennis E. Hamilton:
"By your use of these websites you acknowledge that you have read these Terms and agree to

Unless there is a specific means to compel even looking at the ToU, this strikes me as ridiculous.
 Furthermore, it applies to a list of sites, not just the site the user has visited.  

What is an user expected to do to (1) know they have entered such an agreement on the occasion
of using one of the sites and (2) to know where the agreement applies while they are going
about their business.

My impression is that statements like this have no force whatsoever, since it is not a proper
notice.  It would be better to strike this statement.

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