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"Terms of Use" must be prominently featured in the Developer Hub
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From https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Data_%26_Developer_Hub#terms

Unlike most of the linked reference sites, we don't enforce developer behaviors through a Terms of Use. To replace that, it probably will help to have a terms page somewhere mentioning licensing, rate-limiting, etc. Doesn't have to be terribly high profile or anything, but something to think about including in the design.
Currently all we really have is a single legal page on dumps.wikimedia.org, which I'm surprisingly OK with content-wise, but is pretty hard to find. @LuisVillaWMF

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flimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Sep 12 2014, 1:44 AM
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D_konto added a subscriber: D_konto.EditedOct 23 2014, 9:02 PM

The recommended place to make available the Terms of Use should also depend upon the platform.

  1. Mobile: For mobile it is recommended that we provide a link to the Terms of Use on the download page in the relevant application store in case mediawiki & developers hub will be an iOS or Android app in the future.
  2. Web: It is recommended that we provide a link to the Terms of Use in the footer of the website.

One of my favorite Terms of Service (if one can have a favorite) is that of 500px. They took care in what could easily be a wall of legalese and jargon and distilled it down to easily human readable text.

https://500px.com/terms

We should take a page from their book and strive to make our terms, or other expected developer behavior, clear and readable. Not just in the sense of legibility, but make it something people want to read.

Aklapper closed this task as Declined.Mon, Oct 7, 11:17 AM
Aklapper added a subscriber: Aklapper.

The Web-APIs-Hub project is dead hence mass-declining its tasks to reflect reality. It might be superseded by a Developer Portal in the future.