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    General Rules for All Forum Members

    1. Search before posting.Use search functions before posting or creating a new thread. Whether you have a question or just something new to share, it's very likely that someone has already asked that question or shared that news.

    2. Member conduct:

    2.1 All members are expected to read and adhere to the rules defined in YUPLAYGOD Forum.

    2.2 Language: Please don't direct profanity, sexually explicit language or other offensive content toward Members or their work.

    2.3 Nudity: Our forum is used by all aged users which includes minors,Posting nude or pornographic imagery is unacceptable in our forum. Failing this will end with permanent ban on individual accounts.

    2.4 Flaming / Lack of respect: We provide an stage to share your work and talent in our forum and this does not involve virtual yelling (flaming) or rudeness. Flaming or posting with a lack of respect is unacceptable.

    2.5 Personal attacks, racial, political and / or religious discussions: Topics/posts related to racial, political, religious or personally offensive and therefore, none of these types of discussions are permitted on this forum.Failing this will end with permanent ban without any warning.

    3. Use the English language:

    We understand that with all the different states/nationalities, not everyone speaks English well, but please try. If you're really unable to post in English, use an online translator. You're free to include your original message in your own language, below the English translation. (This rule covers your posts, profile entries and signature).

    4. Create a thread or post a message only once.This will avoid unnecessary culturing forum. We suggest you to create posts with clear cut descriptive subject and message.

    5. Do not post or request warez :

    We do not accept warez nor do we permit members to request, post, promote or describe ways in which warez, cracks, serial codes or other means of avoiding payment, can be obtained or used.

    6. Do not spam, sell or trade on the forums:

    You can add updates to your thread (ie new features for an app., etc), BUT only update if you are posting relevant to the topic and NOT with the sole purpose of getting the thread to the top of the page (known as "bumping") otherwise it will be considered as spam.Selling & advertising a product is not permitted by any means.

    7. Donations.As a user, you're allowed to ask for donations in your signature as a thank you for your hard work, however donations up front are not allowed.

    8. Copyright & Legal:

    Don't post copyrighted materials or do other things which will obviously lead to legal trouble.

    9. Using the work of others:

    If you are developing something that is based on the work of another Member, you must give credit to the member whose work you used. If you are using any closed source work of others Taking permission is mandatory.A project which is using OEM proprietary stuffs by any means will not be considered as a closed source project. The projects which are published in Open source community/ Github will not be considered as closed source development.How ever kernels will not included in this rule please refer Development rules for Kernel related stuffs.

    If any developer want to claim closed source copy right he/she must submit the proper documentation and proof of original work.

    If credits were not given and Convincing evidence will result in the copied work being removed. If there is no clear evidence that it was you who 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 that developer. However, if the work is claimed as exclusive, it must remain as such. No selective sharing will be allowed (ie, allowing certain people to use it and not others). If the developer decides to start sharing the work with others, the work automatically becomes available for all to use, albeit with the relevant credit displayed.

    When permission has already been 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 extreme circumstances.Re-posted content, derivative or maintained works based on that of former or banned members may be removed at our discretion.

    These rules apply to all software posted on forum (including but not limited to ROMs, RUUs, apps, games, kernels, themes, icons, etc) unless that software comes with a license that waives these rules.

    10. Advertising and Income GenerationCommercial advertising, advertising referral links, pay-per-click links and other income generating methods are forbidden.

    11. Create only ONE User AccountYou are allowed ONE User Account In this forum. If you create additional accounts, Moderators will disable them and your original account may also be disabled or infracted.

    12. Keep threads / posts on-topicWhilst a minor amount of off-topic posting may be overlooked, the general rule is that your posts / threads must be relevant to the Forum / thread in which you are posting.

    General Discussion: General Discussion related to device , development ,news etc.
    Product Comparison: One can compare product features like bench marks/ cons & pros with other brand products here
    Development: For Developers to post release threads e.g. ROMs and Kernels including modifications to kernels, bootloaders, ROMs, etc., as well as R&D development discussion threads designed with an end goal.
    Guides and [How-To]: All Guides/Tips & Tricks goes in this section
    Sales and Service: Topics related to sales & service of your device.Bug reporting, issues & troubleshooting:As name of section explains users can report bug , issues and troubleshooting (if any ) for an stock firmware release only .Please do not report issues of development section here.

    Mandatory Rules for Development/Developers

    1.General Development Rules:

    1. Only the following topics are allowed in DEVELOPMENT area:

    [DEV] - Development for any special projects or Apps
    [ROM] - Custom ROMs
    [KERNEL] - Custom Kernels
    [MOD] - Hack & Modifications for the phone
    [FIX] - Fixes for known issues & bugs
    [R&D] - Research & Development for Devs only, when gathering data for a new projects

    Note: If you are unsure where your new topic should go, then please post it to General

    2. Please Include Screen Shots for ROM / MOD / THEME / Apps & Games, when possible as it's expected by our members

    3. Unmodified Stock ROM and Source Codes does not count as a DEVELOPMENT project unless it's part of an active project you have already started

    4. Password must be provided for all password protected files

    5. Direct download links preferred the link provide by developer should not ask to register to download and should not contain referral links, pay-per-click links.

    6. Rule No9 Using the work of others from main rules also applicable for development.

    2.Kernel Development Rules:

    1. The GNU GPL is a software license agreement, under which parts of the Android operating system are licensed. The majority of Android is licensed under the Apache license, but the Linux Kernel (which is present in every running Android ROM in some shape or form) is licensed under the GPL (version 2.

    To keep things simple, this license is one of the reasons Android exists in the open source capacity that it does. It requires developers to keep their kernel source open and has created the community sharing programs that have made Android so wonderful.

    If you are using a stock kernel you MUST mention where you obtained your source. Also, having a link leading to where the manufacture has uploaded their source is always helpful.

    2. If you are using a community driven source build (e.g. CyanogenMod, AOSP, or Parandroid and so on ) or a singular developer's source you MUST link directly to the repository that contains the kernel for that specific device. If you are only linking to another thread or to a general repository, this will not be considered as being GPL compliant unless the code has not been modified.

    3. If you are forking a repository that is similar to the examples listed above in #2, you MUST publish and link your entire kernel source. This includes any and all changes that you have made. Two of the most common ways developers publish their source is either with Gerrit, or GitHub. While these two methods are recommend, they are not the only routes you can choose to accomplish this. All that is required is that the source can be viewed and downloaded by anyone who wishes to do so. When releasing an update, your repository must be updated the moment you release your kernel on this forum. If you can post your update to this community, there should be no reason as to why you cannot release your source. This rule is applicable to kernel build scripts also.

    Reference for GPL/GPLv2:

    [GNU General Public License v2]

    Credits To XDA-Developers
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2017
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