Green Software Foundation

green software foundation

About the Green Software Foundation

The Green Software Foundation has been established as the Joint Development Foundation Projects, LLC, Green Software Foundation Series (the "Project"). The Joint Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides the corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to establish and operate standards and source code development collaborations. The Joint Development Foundation is an affiliate of the Linux Foundation.

Terms of Use

By accessing the Project's web site, any materials or information prepared by or contributed to the Project including any draft or final specifications (the "Materials"), you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The Materials protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

The Materials are provided "as is". The Project, its members and its contributors make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the Project does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on the Project's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Project does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The Project may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The Project does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

The Project has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Project of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications
The Project may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use.

No Legal Advice
The Project is not a law firm, does not provide legal advice, and is not a substitute for a law firm.

Governing Law
Any claim relating to Project's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

The Privacy Policy of Joint Development Foundation Projects, LLC ("JDF Projects") and the Cookie Policy of JDF Projects are applicable to the Project. Copies of these policies are reproduced here:

JDF Projects' Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 5, 2020

The purposes of JDF Projects are to:

JDF Projects is a Delaware series limited liability company. Projects of JDF Projects are formed as separate series of JDF Projects (each, a "Series"). References to "Projects" within this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") include the applicable Series for each project.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures about the collection, use, disclosure and sharing of your personal information or personal data when you use our websites and participate in or use our Project sites (collectively, the "Sites"). This Privacy Policy applies to activities by JDF Projects and its Series (collectively "JDFP," "we" or "us").

Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Use. In this Privacy Policy, "personal information" or "personal data" means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Your use of our Sites, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The JDF Projects Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

Personal Data That JDFP Collects

We collect information directly from individuals, from third parties, and automatically through the Sites. You do not have to provide us your personal information. However, if you choose not to disclose certain information, we will not be able to provide you with access to certain services or features, including participation in certain aspects of our open source projects.

Your Contributions to Open Source Projects .

Attribution, Provenance and Integrity. When you contribute source code, documentation or other content to one of our Projects (whether on your own behalf or through contributions made as part of your employment services to your employer), we collect and store the information and content that you contribute. This includes the contents of those contributions, as well as data required to confirm the provenance of intellectual property contained in those contributions, and personal information that you make publicly available in the record of the contribution pursuant to sign-offs under the Developer Certificate of Origin ( ). Some Projects require additional agreements or information pursuant to their intellectual property policies; in such cases we collect and store information related to your acceptance of those agreements. We may also collect information relating to your participation in technical, governance or other Project-related meetings.

Other Project-related Content. The content you provide in relation to Projects also includes materials that you make publicly available in connection with Project development, collaboration and communication, such as on mailing lists, blogs, Project wiki pages and issue trackers, and related services.

Your Content . We collect and store the information and content that you post to the Sites, including your questions, answers, comments, forum postings, and responses to surveys. Please see the section on Publicly Available Information for how the information you post will be viewed on our Sites.

Communications . When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the Sites or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.

Automatically Collected Data . In addition, JDFP may automatically collect the following information about Users' use of the sites or services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Sites and or use our services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Sites. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your user name, name, and other personal information. Please see our cookie policy at for more information about our use of cookies.

De-identified Data . We may de-identify and aggregate certain data we collect such that the data no longer identifies or can be linked to a particular User or an individual data subject ("De-identified Data"), subject to the terms of any applicable User agreements. We may use this data to improve our Services, analyze trends, publish market research, and for other marketing, research or statistical purposes, and may disclose such data to third parties for these specific purposes.

Purposes and Legal Bases for Our Using of Your Information

Purposes and Legitimate Interests

JDFP uses the information we collect for our legitimate business interests, which include the following purposes:

Purposes of Processing
(see above)

Legal Bases of Processing (EU Users)

Providing our Sites and Services

● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● Necessary to the Performance of a Contract with You (upon your request, or as necessary to make the Services available) ● Compliance with Law

Operating our Open Source Projects

● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● Where Necessary to the Performance of a Contract with You (upon your request, or as necessary to enable your participation in the Projects or to make the Services available) ● Compliance with Law ● As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal claims


● Our Legitimate Business Interests


● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● With Your Consent


● Our Legitimate Business Interests


● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● Compliance with Law ● As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal claims

Business and Legal Operations

● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● Compliance with Law ● As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal claims

Prevent Misuse

● Our Legitimate Business Interests ● Compliance with Law ● As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal claims

Sharing of Information

We disclose information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:

Cookies, Tracking, and Interest-Based Ads

We and our third-party providers use cookies, clear GIFs/pixel tags, JavaScript, local storage, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect and record information about your usage and browsing activities on our Site and across third party sites or online services. We may combine this information with other information we collect about Users. Below, we provide a brief summary these activities. For more detailed information about these mechanisms and how we collect activity information, see our Cookie Policy.

Please note that JDFP does not respond to "do not track" signals or other similar mechanisms intended to allow California residents to opt-out of Internet tracking under California Online Privacy Protection Action ("CalOPPA").

Targeted Ads. As discussed in our Cookie Policy, we may work with third party advertisers to display more relevant ads on our website and on third party sites; these third parties may display ads to you based on your visit to our Sites and other third party sites. For more information about this and how you can opt out of such ads, please see our Cookie Policy.

Data Security

We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your passwords, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing robust passwords that nobody else knows or can easily guess, not using a password for more than one site or service, and keeping your log-ins and passwords private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity. You must promptly notify us if you become aware that any information provided by or submitted to our Sites or through our Services is lost, stolen, or used without permission at [email protected]

Marketing Choices

You may opt out or revoke your consent to receive marketing emails from us by using unsubscribe or opt out mechanisms included in our marketing emails or by emailing [email protected] You may unsubscribe from mailing lists via the applicable mailing list's subscription website or, in some cases, by using the unsubscribe mechanisms included in such emails.

Retention of Your Personal Data

We apply a general rule of keeping personal data only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required. In specific circumstances, we may also retain your personal data for longer periods of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.

International Transfers

If you are located within the European Union (EU), you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States where JDFP is located. The U.S. is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. However, we have put in place European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses which protect personal data transferred between JDFP and affiliated entities as well as The Linux Foundation, its managed service provider. In addition, if personal data is transferred to third party service providers located outside the European Union, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EU, including by entering into data transfer agreements, or using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses. You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal data is transferred outside of the EU by contacting [email protected]

Children's Privacy

Except as specifically indicated within a Site, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 (or under the age of 14 for anyone living in Spain or South Korea), or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The Sites may contain links to third party sites or online services. We are not responsible for the practices of such third parties, whose information practices are subject to their own policies and procedures, not to this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

Access and Amendment . You may contact our privacy coordinator, as set forth below, to access or amend your personal information.

Additional Rights . Individuals in the European Economic Area (and other jurisdictions where applicable) have additional rights under applicable law:

Lodging a Complaint . You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection, or privacy regulator.

Submitting a Request . To exercise the above rights or contact us with questions or complaints regarding our treatment of your personal data, contact us at [email protected] note that we may request proof of identity, and we reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, especially if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We will endeavor to respond to your request within all applicable timeframes.

California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to [email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected], or write to us at: Joint Development Foundation Projects, LLC, Attn: Legal Department, 3500 South Dupont Highway Suite AA101, Dover, DE 19901.

You can also reach our EU representative, Linux Labs Limited, whose registered office is 10 London Mews, London, W2 1HY, United Kingdom, at [email protected]

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Policy is current as of the effective date set forth above. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page and/or continue to provide access to a copy of the prior version. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially change how we treat your personal information, we will endeavor to provide you with reasonable notice of such changes, such as via prominent notice on our Sites or to your email address of record, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent or give you the opportunity to opt out of such changes.

Cookie Policy of JDF Projects

Effective date : May 5, 2020

The websites of Joint Development Foundation Projects, LLC and its projects (collectively, the "Sites") use cookies, in combination with pixels, local storage objects, and similar devices (collectively, "cookies" unless otherwise noted) to distinguish you from other users of the Sites. This helps us provide you with a good experience, improve our service, and personalize ads and content that may be delivered to you while you use the Sites.

This cookie policy ("Cookie Policy") describes the types of the cookies we use on the Sites and our purposes for using them.

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at [email protected] For a more complete description of the third party cookies that we currently use on the Sites, please see below. For more information about our privacy practices, please review our Privacy Policy. We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Your Consent

You consent to placement of cookies on your computer by us and our third party service providers. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you.

Withdraw Your Consent at Any Time

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Sites, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings; see below for more information on how to do this. Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the Sites, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on the Sites.

What Is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the Sites.

Key Concepts

First and third-party cookies : whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie.

Persistent cookies : these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies : these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to Delete and Block our Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the Sites.

Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

More information. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or .

What Cookies Do We Use and Why?

Generally the Sites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Sites and also allows us to improve them.

The cookies we may use on the Sites may be categorized as follows:

Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes.

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the Sites and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using certain functionality of the Sites, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee how the Sites or the security on the Sites will perform during your visit.

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use the Sites, e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the Sites work, understand what interests our users and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.

We use performance cookies to:

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties.

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies for such purposes as:

Some of our functionality cookies are managed for us by third parties.

'Targeting' cookies are used to track your visit to the Sites, as well other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows us to display targeted ads to you on the Sites.

We may use targeting cookies to:

Additional Information About Third Party Analytics in use on the Sites

Facebook Connect. For more information about what Facebook collects when you use Facebook buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: .

Twitter. For more information about what Twitter collects when you use Twitter buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: .

LinkedIn. For more information about what LinkedIn collects when you use LinkedIn buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: .

YouTube. For more information about what YouTube collects when you use YouTube buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: .

Google+. For more information about what Google collects when you use Google+ buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: .

Pardot. For more information about what Salesforce collects when you visit certain of the Sites, please see: .

New Relic. For more information about what New Relic collects to assist with performance monitoring for certain of the Sites, please see: .

Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google's Privacy Policy

Google Analytics Help pages

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Google uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the Sites, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Sites, compiling reports on your activity for us and third parties who help operate and provide services related to the Sites. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as discussed in this notice. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Sites. Furthermore you can prevent Google's collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at .

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at

Please note that on the Sites, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

More Information About Cookies

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy that has been produced by the internet advertising industry can be found at .

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section at .