Rewrite EULA for forum registration
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It does not make sense to "legally bind" someone by an action, to something that opens up for continual change. I cant fathom how this is legal, nor why it would hold water.

Referencing laws in the country you are residing isnt something apertus is in charge of informing of, nor enforcing.

Right now it encourages people not to read it, and, since there is nothing to hide, that is not good. From my point of view it seemed unfriendly. The following is a quick rewrite:


Please do not post any abusive, biased, sexually-orientated or off topic material.

You agree that “apertus° - Forums” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “apertus° - Forums” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any cracking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

Our forums are powered by phpBB, a bulletin board solution released under the “General Public License” (hereinafter “GPL”) and can be downloaded from The phpBB software only facilitates internet based discussions, the phpBB Group are not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about phpBB, please see:

allan created this task.Nov 10 2014, 9:43 AM
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To be complete, we keep the forum open for archival reasons, but the discussion has completely move to irc, wiki, mailing lists and now lab (not that we decided it, it just happened :-) ).

If some courageous chap could summarize the key discussions from the forum and move it to the wiki, this would be really good. And btw, there are a lot of interesting stuff hidden in the forum.

@sebastian, what is your take on this? I'd vote to put all the forum to read only, and change the welcome message according to this.

I agree we can remove the EULA, its only stating the obvious and nobody reads it anyway.

I had a longer discussion about the lack of forum activity though and it resulted in this proposal:

sebastian closed this task as Wontfix.Mar 10 2016, 8:51 PM
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forum is closed already