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☞[READ ME 1st] ☆.☆.☆ If YOU DID NOT CREATE "it" THEN IT DOESN'T BELONG IN DEVELOPMENT

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By colossus, Retired Senior Moderator on 18th April 2012, 11:06 AM
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NOTICE: If You did not create the ROM, KERNEL, FIX, MOD, APP, HACK, GUIDE, or if it's not a SOURCE CODE then read below...

If your thread can be phrased as a question, it DEFINITELY doesn't belong in Development either. If you post it in Development it will be moved/closed and you may get an infraction or a ban.

There is only 1 exception, stock ROMs are allowed, as long as the link does not require a registration to download the ROM.

You may start planning a [DEV] topic on General or QA and then have it moved to the Xperia X8 Android Development section once the actual Development has started.

Development is classified as original work and/or documented edits and changes made to others work (with their permission) that makes it your own.

Stock ROM dumps that are modified (deodexed, etc.) from the manufacturer's original intent and then repackaged together classifies as development.
Kernel's and Recovery obviously classify as development as they are modified and compiled from source

☞ Themes are graphical/visual changes made to a ROM which make's the ROM visually different from the original work, i.e. different battery icons, a blue-color scheme, etc. They may be packaged up together with a full ROM and deployed the same way. Simply running a script (not made by you) to deodex and then packaging other people's work/MOD's into one place does not constitute original development.


After discussing the ongoing issues of mod roms/permissions and credits with RD's & senior members, we have decided to set out these guidlines...

Firstly and most important, you must have full permission to use others work, this is set out in Xda's rule 12...

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12. Using the work of others.

If you are developing something that is based on the work of another Member, you MUST first seek their permission, and you must give credit to the member whose work you used. If a dispute occurs about who developed / created a piece of work, first try to settle the matter by private message and NOT in open forum. If this fails then you may contact a moderator with clear evidence that the work was created by you.

Convincing evidence will result in copied work being removed. If there is no clear evidence you created the work then in the spirit of sharing all work will remain posted on the forums.

These rules apply to all software posted on XDA unless that software comes with a license that waives these rules.

Breaking this rule will lead to infractions/bans and will be strictly enforced.

These guidelines are being applied due to the ever growing issue of the X8 development forum becoming a trolling/flaming ground due to certain members using work without the required permissions. Developers in this forum are not happy and rightly so, they are all hardworking approachable people who deserve some respect here on Xda as without them your forums would be nothing! If you want to use there work then pm them, show them some common courtesy and they will be more than happy to reply. Do not assume you can just take without asking as if you do you will be infracted or banned.

If you are unsure of any of the above then please contact moderation who will only be too pleased to help you.

Enjoy the Forum guys and lets keep it a fun place to be.
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