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Posting of content, comments and uploaded files

  • Content posted on the BBF Members' wiki, including comments and any attached files, is regarded as a contribution and must comply with with BBF bylaws and policies on anti-trust regulations, possible patent infringements, IPR, restrictions on commercial discussions, etc. (see "What is a contribution?" below)
  • Do not insert comments or add content that might not comply with these terms. Any infringing content will be subject to immediate removal
  • In line with restrictions on the Broadband Forum’s ARO contribution site, auditing members have read-only access to pages and contributions and code posted on Confluence, Jira and Bitbucket
  • In general, the terms of use of the members' site apply on Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket and other Broadband Forum sites. Please consult the related pages on the public web site for further information

What is a contribution?

Any Submission to the Broadband Forum (BBF) intended by the Submitter for publication as all or part of a BBF Draft Specification or Specification, and any statement made within the context of a BBF activity is considered a "BBF Contribution". Such statements include oral statements in BBF sessions, as well as written and electronic communications made at any time or place, which are addressed to:

  • The BBF plenary sessions
  • Any BBF mailing list, any Work Area or Project Stream mailing list, or any other mailing list functioning under BBF auspices
  • Any BBF Work Area or portion thereof
  • Any Birds of a Feather (BOF) session

All BBF Contributions are subject to the rules of the BBF BylawsIPR policy and Policies & Procedures.

A participant in any BBF activity is deemed to accept all BBF rules of process, as documented in BBF Bylaws.

A participant in any BBF activity acknowledges that written, audio and video records of meetings may be made and may be available to the BBF membership and/or the public.

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