About Designsomething.org

This site is design to highlight open source software communities and projects that utlize Texas Instruments technology. We encourage your suggestions on the site and ways for TI to interact and serve the open source community.

Guiding Principles
  1. Treat others as you would like to be treated
  2. Give people the benefit of the doubt
  3. Give credit for other people’s work
  4. Praise others for their success
  5. Criticize and respond to criticism politely and with respect
  6. Trust those with whom you collaborate and communicate
  7. Give accurate information and check your facts
  8. Share and share alike

Community Ground Rules

Online conduct should be guided by common sense and basic etiquette. The laws that apply in the offline world must be obeyed online as well. You must also obey rules for use of third party tools, and rules of interactive service providers, state, local, federal laws, or foreign or international law as applicable. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. We (Designsomething.org) and its partner sites reserve the right to terminate your use of the Designsomething.org Online Community (including any accounts and permissions) for any reason or no reason at all, and may cooperate with law enforcement in providing any information in our possession as a result of your use of the Designsomething.org Online Community.

You agree that you alone will be personally responsible for your use of Designsomething.org Online Community and for all of your postings, communications involving the Designsomething.org Online Community, and content you contribute to or via the Designsomething.org Online Community, You are also solely and personally responsible for the behavior of others using your accounts or permissions on the Designsomething.org Online Community and related web sites. Moreover, you understand and agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Texas Instruments and Designsomething.org, its affiliates, suppliers, employees, officers, and directors from any liability or damages arising from your conduct (or that of others using your accounts or permissions) on or using the Designsomething.org Online Community, including any postings, communications, and content that you post or submit to or via the Designsomething.org Online Community and related project web sites.

  • The following are some guidelines and examples of behavior that, without limitation, may result in termination of your use of the Designsomething.org Online Community (including any accounts and permissions). You should not:
  • Post, transmit, promote, distribute, or facilitate distribution of Content that is illegal, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable.
  • Harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another Member or guest that is unwanted. This means: don't say bad things about them, don't send them unwanted messages, don't attack their race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, etc. If you disagree with someone, respond to the subject, not the person.
  • Disrupt the flow of discussion with vulgar language, abusiveness, excessive shouting [all caps] in an attempt to disturb other users, “spamming” or flooding [posting repetitive text].
  • Impersonate another person; indicate that you are a TI employee, partner, or a representative of the Designsomething.org Online Community, or attempt to mislead users by indicating that you represent Designsomething.org or any of Designsomething.org's developer network companies or affiliates.
  • Attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a Member or any other user on Designsomething.org Online Community. Remember: TI employees and members of will NEVER ask for your password. Don't give your password or reminder words information out to anyone.
  • Upload, post, or link to any software or Content that you do not own or have permission to freely distribute.
  • Promote or encourage any illegal activity including without limitation hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software.
  • Upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data.
  • Post messages for any purpose other than personal communication, including without limitation advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or make any commercial use of our Service.

If you encounter another user who you believe to be violating any of the Community Ground Rules described herein, please report them using the “Report Abuse” functions of the Designsomething.org Online Community or via email to webmaster@ti.com.

Designsomething.oeg uses a team of moderators to maintain online community balance. In order to help make the Designsomething.org Online Community a rewarding experience for everyone, Designsomething.org Moderators may occasionally find it necessary to make changes to, or reset certain these guidelines and terms and conditions. Apart from maintaining user experience, new forum and other new capabilities moderators:

Have the ability to edit a message if it contains profanity, advertising, or violates these Community Ground Rules in any way Have the ability to move content if it is off-topic, they believe an answer may be obtained or achieved in another area of the site, or they believe the content isn’t relevant to Designsomething.org and its members

These rules and guidelines may be changed, and new rules may be added, at any time. You agree to check the Designsomething.org Online Community web site from time to time to review any such changes that Designsomething.org may have made, and understand that you are responsible for compliance with the latest version of all applicable guidelines, rules, and Terms of Use when you access or participate in the Designsomething.org Online Community.