The objectives of this charter are:
- to recall the legislative framework and the general deontology that applies to information made available on the Internet;
- to define the conditions for hosting projects on the Inria Continuous Integration server;
- to define the responsibilities accepted when using the Inria Continuous Integration service, which is available on the server ci.inria.fr, and the associated Cloud platform, available on ci-cloud.inria.fr.
The general legislative framework
The opening of a project and its activity are regulated by the laws relative to the dissemination and diffusion of intellectual works. This implies, particularly, the respect of the following obligations:
- To obtain from the companies and establishments the necessary rights from the authors, the right to reproduce and to disseminate written works, photographs, or music that are protected by author rights or any associated/annex rights.
- Respect of personal rights (image/photo, privacy protection); respect of the exigencies of the law “Computers and Liberty” and those laws applicable to audiovisual diffusion.
- Respect of European law: in accordance with the European directives (Directive 95/46/CE of the European parliament and the consul of 24 October 1995), each person must give his written accord if personal data is accessible on the Internet.
Conditions for hosting projects on the Inria Continuous Integration service
The Inria Continuous Integration service is open to projects involving at least one person working at the institute. At least, this person is identified as a responsible for the project (project administrator). However, several administrators can be responsible for a given project.
The access to the Cloud platform ci-cloud.inria.fr is reserved for Continuous Integration purposes and is not supposed to be used as a global computing resource or as a network service provider.
A person with access rights promises to not divulge the parameters that permit one to access his account on the ci.inria.fr or ci-cloud.inria.fr sites. This right cannot be delegated to another person.
The Inria Continuous Integration service is a shared service. As a consequence, users are supposed to use the service with reasonable and due care to not interfere with or disturb other users.
Furthermore, users of the Inria Continuous Integration service are responsible for:
- acquiring the software licenses possibly required on the nodes belonging to the Cloud platform provided through ci-cloud.inria.fr (the operating system is also concerned). For instance, using a proprietary compiler like the Intel C Compiler implies that you own the related license;
- securing their Cloud nodes using any available and appropriate protection (e.g. firewall, antivirus, up-to-date operating system and software, etc);
- the Internet accesses performed from their Cloud nodes;
- the protection of the data they put on the service.
Any failure to comply with this charter could result in penalties (account and data deletion) and possibly legal prosecutions.
Reminder of the principle laws
Inria is governed by French law. You must therefore abide by the law or face the risk of criminal proceedings. For more information, see (non-exhaustive list):
- «Loi Informatique et liberté n°78-17» of 6 January 1978 (Information technology, data files and civil liberties)
- Legislation concerning intellectual property, including «Loi n° 2006-961 relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins dans la société de l'information» of 1st August 2006 (Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society)
- «Loi n° 2004-575 pour la confiance dans l'économie numérique» of 21st June 2004 (Trust in digital economy).
- Legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications concerning the guiding principles applicable to public and private communications.