Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)

Anthony Howe achowe@REDACTED
Fri Dec 17 02:20:46 CET 2021

On 2021-12-16 18:16, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
> The problem with the Erlang Forum ToS is not at all the content, which is
> standard.  The problem is that they claim the terms are legally binding, and yet
> there is no indication who or what is the legal entity behind Erlang Forums.
> The domain name is registered anonymously in Iceland.
> has
> Is Ericsson the legal entity that owns  If not, who is?

Hate web based forums.  Not going to waste time scanning yet another source of
info unless that can be pushed to me.  It just doesn't work for casual reading
archiving, and following of topics.

The mailing list lives.  Allows archiving, threading, simple searches, public or
targeted replies, etc.  And no dubious ToS.  If discontinued someone will
probably step in to resume (not I).

No legal expert here, but I seriously doubt anything `` states
in ToS can stand.  Using as a reference:

Just because user interact with a web site cannot imply acceptance of the ToS.

> ... there is no contract between publishers and visitors to websites as a
result of which users have “agreed” to view all the ads a publisher serves.

I bet a variant on the above argument could be formed that simply visiting and
posting to a forum has no user obligation to adhere claimed ToS.

Anthony C Howe         	                                       SnertSoft
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