Why do we need a ToS?
Drupal.org has grown organically for many years. Currently the site has thousands of active users that generate lots of content every day. Our current Terms of Service are limited to a short line on the account creation form:
“Please note: All user accounts are for individuals. Accounts created for more than one user or those using anonymous mail services will be blocked when discovered.”
This line is an insufficient ToS for a website of our size. In fact, Drupal.org is probably the only website of this size which operates without a published Terms of Service. This situation is uncomfortable, and even dangerous, for both Drupal community and the Drupal Association, which is legally responsible for Drupal.org and its contents.
We’d like to say thanks to the Drupal.org Content Working Group members and community members who already reviewed proposed documents and provided us with their valuable feedback.
UPDATE: Edits to the original drafts were made on 21st of August, 2014, based on feedback in comments to this post.
UPDATE #2 (03.09.2014): We are postponing ToS/PP official launch and will come back with an updated draft shortly.