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Has anyone noticed the Terms?

#1

So I’m now analysing 30 or so CoPs for another part of the EU Commission and thought I’d return here and take another look. And clicked on ‘Terms of Service’ from https://community.digital.gov.au/about .

The hyperlink (https://community.digital.gov.au/tos) redirects to https://www.discoursehosting.com/tos/

Shouldn’t the Australian government have its own Terms?

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#2

Hi @MathewLowry -

The link to the DiscourseHosting Terms of Service is required as part of this Community of Practice using a Discourse-hosted instance of the platform. As the curator for these communities of practice, the DTA has elected not to operate a self-hosted instance of Discourse at this time.

We’ve retained a link to the Discourse ToS to ensure participants are aware of the broader issues associated with using a service hosted by an external, overseas provider before choosing to participate.

This is similar to other subscription-based third-party services procured by the DTA for broader use by Australian government users (for example, the whole-of-government Google Analytics 360 contract).

The ‘FAQ’ page at https://community.digital.gov.au/faq describes a ‘Code of Conduct’ for members, moderators and admins within the community, and is openly discussed at:

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