Sugar Network/Policy

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This Policy is based on the Activity Library one, assuming that Sugar Network will provide, in addition, the same content as Sugar Activity Library provides.

Requirements

Content that is not permitted:

  • Inappropriate (violent, sexual, subversive, commercial, or, discriminatory) content,
    This topic might be too ambiguous (and too hard to write in a few sentences). Since we don't have such a thorough policy, e.g., see this policy for the Sugar Labs wiki (although, for the Activity Library it is mostly obvious what kind of content should be hosted there), and since Sugar Network content needs to be monitored by editors, it would be better to avoid needless bureaucratic procedures and rely on people's saneness, and deal with objections on a case-by-case basis.
  • Inappropriate license, all licenses should conform Sugar Labs' Licensing policy.
  • If submitter doesn't have permissions to share the content.
  • Uploaded software should not contain binaries, instead, it should contain sources and rules how to transform sources into binaries.

The breach of the terms of use may mean the suspension of access to the network and / or the elimination of published content.

Rules for assignment top names, meaningful for human, to Sugar Network objects:

  • Names directly associated with a particular content line can be created only by the original creators.
  • Names inherited from the Activity Library have a priority.

Privacy

The system is designed to collect personal usage statistics. This kind of information might be critically useful in special cases like educational researches. There are the following assumes regarding privacy:

  • Sweets Distribution, the official Sugar Network repository, does not enable personal statistics by default.
  • In order to start sharing personal statistics, user side configuration should explicitly enable it.
  • If you are using Sugar Network from downstream sources, please, consult downstream provider's private policy.

Special cases

These cases require special treatment involving all concerned parties:

  • Confusion between top level names.

The final decision will be made by the Sugar Network administration team.

Audit

Some checks, such as checking content license & conforming to this Policy, will be made automatically while uploading content to Sugar Network. In other cases, e.g., inappropriate content, we rely on Activity Library Editors and community feedback.