This article describes the official policy of the Ultrastudio.org website. It is not editable.
This site is a collection of the open source software, provided by different contributors. Also, it is a collection of articles, created by public Wiki community. You could reasonably expect the software to be typical open source software (as found in many other portals like SourceForge), and the articles to be be typical articles that public Wiki community is capable to produce (as found in many other such encyclopedias like Wikipedia). This is our product and it is not the same as some mission critical software or texts, produced by a university professor. We believe that the explicit disclaimer, provided below, is similar to the typical dislaimer for the products of this type:
Both static and executable content on this site (including Java applets and other executable browser plugins) is provide by 'as is'. ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL owners and maintainers of this website BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF this website, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
The sentence above does not apply in case of clearly deliberate and obviously intentional deployment of known and previously clearly identified malware with agreement of people, owning the Ultrastudio.org server (who are currently also maintainers). This is something that we for sure do not think to do so do not need to disclaim.
While we believe that code reviewing process, offered by this website, should be efficient in identifying incorrect or malicious code fragments, this reviewing process does not transfer any kind of liability to the reviewers, even if they failed to notice existing inconsistent or malicious code fragments and incorrectly approved such code for running.
While we check the credibility of our links, this is a public Wiki project and some not trustworthy links may be committed and stay present for some time before we remove them. Hence we accept no responsibility for the target of the links that you may find on this site.
Barcodes and other codes, generated by applets, are not officially certified nor tested. Do not rely on them in anything serious before testing correctness. Ultrastudio.org is in the stage of the initial startup. It runs on a single server without backup and can disappear at any time or not to be available on a web at any particular time you may expect.
Some texts in this website may look like a law related texts. We are not experts in law and software licensing; while we do our best in preparing licensing and liability related texts and believe in that we write, we accept no responsibility in the case of mistake. Where our conditions are not legally possible, the standard Swiss law automatically applies.
If all your work with this site is legal and legitimate and it is legal to share your uploaded content with any user in the world, you are not responsible for any interactions with the site, done by other users. Ultrastudio.org content is not a "community product" but a series of individual edits, each having independent author with one's rights and responsibilities. For instance, if someone edits article putting copyrighted material we surely remove it immediately, but in any case the responsibility should not propagate to other editors of the same article, etc.
You are not responsible for any damage done directly to Ultrastudio.org rack server machine or its software setup, if this damage has been done by malicious applet that you have downloaded from the same server and executed after the community has incorrectly approved it to run in encyclopedia pages.
Examples of such damage to Ultrastudio.org server machine we agree to take on themselves are successful or attempted denial of service attack, bandwidth overuse, overwriting the contents of the persistent memory or rendering the server unusable by other means. This limitation of responsibility is restricted to the damage done by running the unmodified executables, downloaded directly from the Ultrastudio.org , that have been uploaded in the form of source code and compiled with our build system. It will not apply if the damage has been done to the third parties or you have cracked the server in other ways, not via applet.
The texts above may sound horribly irresponsible but unfortunately there it seems that there is no any other way to run a community project where many people can contribute. Near all big free content and free software projects use similar disclaimers. Not even every bank officially accepts full responsibility for bugs in they own and not third party software, if operated directly by the client.
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