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Respectful Terms of Service Community Group

This group is emerging from a breakout session at an indiewebcamp on 3 December 2015. Short description for now: some people/organizations want to host other people's data without infringing on their privacy or freedom, and they want to set a clear bar for this kind of TOS.

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This group is emerging from a breakout session at an indiewebcamp on 3 December 2015.

Short description for now: some people/organizations want to host other people’s data without infringing on their privacy or freedom, and they want to set a clear bar for this kind of TOS.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-12-03 by Sandro Hawke. The following people supported its creation: Sandro Hawke, Ben Werdmuller, Benjamin Goering, Johannes Ernst, Amy Guy. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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