Thursday, December 3, 2020

1. Copyright Policy


If you are interested in linking, quoting, or reprinting articles from UbuntuPIT.com in whole or in part, please do read our copyright policy:

Linking to UbuntuPIT


You are welcome to use short quotes from UbuntuPIT on your website or blog as long as proper credit is given. Always provide a hyperlink (full URL) to the article where the quote is from and do not use techniques (like rel=nofollow) that try to hide credits from search engines. Copy quoted material exactly, enclose it in quotations marks, and mention UbuntuPIT immediately before or after the quote. You may however not use an IFRAME tag when linking to content on UbuntuPIT as that will hide the original URL in the browser’s address bar.

Reprint Permission


If you are interested in reprinting any of the content from UbuntuPIT on your web site, weblog, or in your publication, please contact me with your request. Articles from UbuntuPIT can be reprinted only with permission. In most cases, I would expect to be paid for this. You may not republish an entire UbuntuPIT post without approval.

For Print media


You must print the full Internet address of the article with your story. Since some web addresses can be long, you may use bit.ly to shorten the URLs before publication.

Copyright Violation and Misuse


We take plagiarism very seriously. If we discover a website or blog republishing our RSS feeds or website content illegally, we will file a formal DMCA complaint with their advertising partners (like Google AdSense) and the abuse department of their web hosting company.

Third-Party Copyright Material


All the books included in this site are collected from Internet Sources. If an author wants us to remove or delete any materials from this list, then send me a delete request with proper authorship proof. The books or materials will be removed ASP. These books can be used for educational or non-commercial purposes only.

2. Disclaimers for UbuntuPIT


All the information on this website – https://ubuntupit.com/ – is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. UbuntuPIT does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (UbuntuPIT), is strictly at your own risk. UbuntuPIT will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website. From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link that may have gone ‘bad’. Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

Consent


By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms. If you require any more information or have any questions about our site’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact us by email at UbuntuPIT.office[@]gmail.com

Update


Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.

3. Comment Policy


We want you to feel at home when you post a comment on UbuntuPIT.com. We want everyone to feel at home posting comments on UbuntuPIT.com. We don’t know what your home is like, but we know how we expect people to behave when they visit ours. That’s why we reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as needed to keep the comment threads here civil and substantive.

Our No. 1 house rule is simple: Don’t be a jerk. Want to be the kind of commenter we’d love to bring home to Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s what we like to see in comments:

  • Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the story.

  • Give us useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typo or an error? Let us know and we will correct it.

  • Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor we know you possess.

  • Don’t feed the trolls. You wouldn’t dive into a debate with our ill-informed, weird uncle Gary just for the heck of it. And you definitely wouldn’t feed him. (We told you he was weird.) Downvote and flag comment instead.

Although we can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments we’re going to do our best to curtail:

  • Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. So you’ve got a problem and a solution for Linux. Great. Send it through our Email – ubuntupit.office[@]gmail.com

  • Impersonating authors or other commenters. We can’t believe we have to say this, but: Don’t do that. It’s weird.

  • Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article. Enraged that we didn’t mention X in a story about Y? Slow down, Speedy McFingerson. If you’d made it past paragraph two, you’d see a very well thought-out discussion of that X you hold so dear.

  • Comments that are completely out of the left field. Sometimes discussions veer off a bit but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.

  • Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other commenters. Things can get heated. Before you casually mention your foe’s home address, think of your Mother Earth. (Bonus points if you never use the phrase “Mother Earth.”)

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift. Call us the PC Police, fine, but don’t say we didn’t warn you when you get tased. **And by tased, we mean banned or deleted. UbuntuPIT.com has not — and will not — ever own a taser, and even if we were to own a solar-charged taser, we’d be too scared to use it.

  • Trolling. If you’re a climate denier just out for a good trolling and are not contributing meaningfully to the conversation, we’ll be pushing you back under the bridge.

A Note to Our Regular Readers


We love you! The UbuntuPIT.com wouldn’t be what it is without your awesome support. As we mentioned above, flagging comments which violate our policy is a great help but please take this responsibility seriously. Flagging a user who isn’t really causing trouble but who you personally feel is just being obtuse is not a good use of this power. Also, engaging with users who are clearly trolls may be fun for some of you but causes us larger headaches (especially with overly large threads). Flag and move on. If you’re having a disagreement with another user and your replies have gone into the double digits, consider stepping back from the computer for a while. We love discussion but we don’t want users running themselves ragged trying to convince someone else online they’re wrong. Happy commenting, all! Happy Commenting