Rules For Posting In Android Development Section

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Jun 6, 2012
Some DO's and DONT's in Android Development Thread :

1. Do not post warez.

If a piece of software requires you to pay to use it, then pay for it. We do not accept warez nor do we permit any member to promote or

describe ways in which Warez, cracks, serial codes or other means of avoiding payment, can be obtained. This is a site of developers, i.e; the

sort of people who create such software. When you cheat a software developer, you cheat us as a community.

2. Do not spam or Flame

If you wish to advertise a Product/ROM/app/Theme, contact XDA. But do not post it in the development forums, it will be removed and you're likely to receive

a ban. Also DO NOT flame on others. It will get you nowhere except getting banned.

3. 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.

As an addition, developers have the right to hold exclusivity over their work for as long as it is deemed necessary by the dev or freely share

it. However, if the work is claimed as exclusive, it must remain as such. No selective sharing will be allowed (i.e; allowing certain people

to use it and not others). Should the dev decide to start sharing the work with others, the work automatically becomes fair game for all to


In regards to permissions, same rules remain for this but if permission was already given, unless there is a very valid reason, it cannot be

revoked (same applies to major updates on the work). Under that same premise, permissions cannot be denied unless the work is exclusive or

under severe circumstances.

In plain English: If you want to keep your work exclusive, go for it. However, if you are going to share your work, do it fairly.

4. Keep posts/threads on-topic

The general rule for posting in threads must be relevant to the Forum / thread in which you are posting.

General Forums - For news and announcements pertaining to your device.

Q&A Forums - For all question threads / posts. If there is no Q&A forum use the device General Forum

Accessories subforum - For posts related to accessories relevant to the phone model

Development Forums (ones with the word development in the title)- For developers to post release threads e.g. ROMs, Kernels, and mods.

Themes and Apps Forums - For themers to post themes and for app announcements and discussions.
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