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# Charter of CHATONSS
## What CHATONSS are
Le Collectif / The Collective
Hébergeurs / Hosters
Alternatifs / Alternative
Transparents / Transparent
Ouverts / Open
Neutres / Neutral
Solidaires / United
CHATONSS are Keen Internet Talented Teams Engaged in Network Service. Each member of the Teams, designed below by the name "CHATONS", commits herself to obey the present charter.
# Charter of CHATONS
## The Collective / Le Collectif
CHATONS is a collective of alternative, transparent, open, neutral and united hosters engaged in Network Service. Each CHATONS entity/member designed below by the name "CHATONS" commits itself to obey the present charter.
Everything which is not explicitly forbidden by the present charter or by law, is authorized.
> **Associated technical criteria:**
> - the CHATONS can have various juridic status: moral or physic person (an individual, a company, an association, a cooperative society, etc.).
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to behave respectfully and kindly regarding other members of CHATONSS;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to behave respectfully and kindly regarding users of here services.
> - the CHATONS can have various juridical status: natural or legal person (an individual, a company, an association, a cooperative society, etc.).
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> **Ethical and social criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits to behave respectfully and kindly towards other CHATONS members;
> - the CHATONS commits to behave respectfully and kindly with regard to its users.
## Network Service
## Hosters / Hébergeurs
A Network Service supplier is defined here as an entity hosting data provided by third party people, and providing services where those data are stored, or which those data make their way through.
Users named "hosted" below are the physic or moral people, who can create or modify data based on the infrastructure of the CHATONS.
A hoster is defined here as an entity hosting data provided or generated by third parties. The hoster is a provider of services, through which aforementioned data are stored or transit through.
The term "users" mentioned here-below refers to natural or legal persons who can create or modify data stored within the infrastructure of a CHATONS.
> **Technical associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS must have control on the associated software and data (*root* access);
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publicly and unambiguously show her level of control of the hardware which hosts the services and the associated data. Incidentally, the name of the provider of physical hosting of servers must be notified clearly to the hosted.
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - The CHATONS commits herself, for all services touching directly or indirectly the hosted, not to use services of third party providers when their practices or conditions of service are not compatible with the principles and conditions of the present charter.
> - the CHATONS commits to publicly and unambiguously show a level of control of the hardware which hosts the services and the associated data. Incidentally, the name of the provider of physical hosting of servers must be notified clearly to the users.
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> **Ethical and social criteria:**
> - The CHATONS commits to not use services of third party providers when their practices or terms of service are not compatible with the principles and conditions of the present charter. This applies to all services touching the users directly or indirectly.
## Keen and Alternative
## Alternative / Alternatifs
When proposing free/libre inline services, the CHATONS proposes to be an alternative to the model of companies who provide closed and centralized services which result in a monopoly and perverse usage of personal data.
By offering free software-based online services, a CHATONS is an alternative to the model of companies who provide closed and centralized services, resulting in a monopoly and perverse usage of personal data.
Such alternatives illustrate the diversity of available free/libre solutions which can be offered for personal or collective usage.
Such alternatives illustrate the diversity of available free software-based solutions that can be offered for personal or collective usage.
> **Technical associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish documentation about her infrastructure and here services;
> - the CHATONS commits herself not use means to track how the hosted are using services, except for statistic or administrative goals.
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to favor the fundamental freedoms of her users, in particular to respect their private life, in every of her acts;
> - the CHATONS will in no case use services of advertising media. Sponsoring or patronizing, by displaying the name or the identity of partner organizations (name, logo, etc.) is allowed, as long as no personal information is communicated to those partners;
> - the CHATONS must never operate commercially data or meta-data form the hosted.
> - the CHATONS commits to publish documentation about the infrastructure and the services provided;
> - the CHATONS commits to not implement any means to track the users' activity. An exception is to be made for anonymous statistics or administrative purposes.
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> **Ethical and social criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits to favour the fundamental freedoms of the users in all of its actions, particularly with regard to their private life;
> - the CHATONS will under no circumstances subscribe/implement the services of advertising media. Sponsoring or patronizing, by displaying the name or the identity of partner organizations (name, logo, etc.) is allowed, as long as no personal information is communicated to those partners;
> - the CHATONS must never monetise the data or metadata of the users.
## Talented and Transparent
## Transparent / Transparents
The CHATONS ensures the hosted that no unfair usage will ever be done with their data, identities or rights, in particular by publishing concise, easy and straightforward rules for using the services
The CHATONS undertakes that no unfair usage will ever be done with the users' data, identities or rights, in particular by publishing concise, easy to read and straightforward terms of service.
Users will benefit from available services with a full knowledge of their features, advantages and limits of usage.
No data produced by the means of services is owned by the CHATONS. She adds no legal right, and makes no censorship, as long as the contents obey her General Use Conditions.
The data produced by the means of services is not owned by the CHATONS. No legal right can be added to the data, and censorship cannot be exercised, as long as the contents complies to the terms of service.
> **Technical associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to be transparent about her technical infrastructure (distribution and software in use). For security reasons, some information (like the version number of a software for example) may not be published;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to do her best (obligation of means) about the security of her infrastructure;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to implement the backup policy which she considers as most appropriated;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish anonymous usage statistics;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish a log of the technical failures of services.
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to never assume ownership on contents, data or meta-data produced by the hosted or the users;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish clearly her service offer, and the associated tariff;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish General Use Conditions (GUC) which are prominent, clear, non-ambiguous, and easy to understand by the greatest number;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish, inside the GUC, a clause about "respect of personal data and private life" which defines precisely the CHATONS's policy regarding the scheduled usages;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish her accounts and activity reports, at less for the part touching her activity as CHATONS;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to let know to the hosted the main information regarding her policy about security and backup (of course, without disclosing information which may damage the aforementioned security);
> - The CHATONS commits herself to communicate with the hosted about difficulties she meets in running her structure and the various services she provides, in particular by providing support and bug report services.
## Engaged and Open
The usage of free/libre software and of open standards for Internet is the only mean for the members to provide their services.
Accessing the source code is fundamental as a principle of Free Software. For every proposed service, the member commits herself to use software and code chunks under free/libre licenses only.
> - the CHATONS commits to be transparent about its technical infrastructure (distribution and software in use). For security reasons, some information (like the version number of a software for example) may not be published;
> - the CHATONS commits to do its best (obligation of means) regarding the security of the infrastructure;
> - the CHATONS commits to implement the backup policy considered most appropriated;
> - the CHATONS commits to publish anonymous usage statistics;
> - the CHATONS commits to publish a log of the technical failures of services.
>
> **Ethical and social criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits to never assume ownership on contents, data or meta-data produced by the hosted or the users;
> - the CHATONS commits to clearly publish the service offer, and the associated tariff;
> - the CHATONS commits to publish Terms of Service (ToS) which are prominent, clear, non-ambiguous, and easily understandable by most;
> - the CHATONS commits to publish, inside the ToS, a clause about "respect of personal data and private life" which defines precisely the CHATONS's policy regarding the scheduled usages;
> - the CHATONS commits to publish its accounts and activity reports, at least regarding its activity as a CHATONS;
> - the CHATONS commits to inform users about security and backup policies (of course, without disclosing information which may damage the aforementioned security);
> - The CHATONS commits to communicate with its users any difficulties encountered while running the various services provided. This should come with providing support and bug reports for aforementioned services.
## Open / Ouverts
The use of free software and of open standards for Internet is the only way for the members to provide their services.
Accessing the source code is a fundamental principle of Free Software. For every proposed service, the CHATONS commits to use software and code chunks under Free Software compatible licenses only.
In case of improvement of the code of used software, the member commits herself to publish her improvements under a free license (compatible with the original license), and will encourage every volunteer contribution from users, by inviting them to contact authors.
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> - the CHATONS commits herself to publish annually the list of packages installed on the servers who host services provided to users, for example by using the tool "vrms" under Debian and derivatives, or an equivalent tool for other distributions;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to use open formats only;
> - the CHATONS commits herself, in case of modification of the source code of software used in the services, to publish her modifications (unless when it can damage the security or the private life of users).
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to contribute, technically or financially and within her possibilities, to the movement of free/libre software. Her contributions are listed publicly;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to make easy for the hosted to be able to quit her services, with their associated data in open formats;
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> - the CHATONS commits herself to make no *a priori* censorship regarding the contents of the hosted;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to protect at best the data of her users from external attacks, in particular by using as much as possible strong cryptography for her data, during their reception/transmission on the network (SSL/TLS) or their storage (files ans databases in particular).
> - the CHATONS commits herself to maintain a list, for the seek of the hosted, of administrative or authoritative requests which she received. In case of a legal impossibility to communicate her information, the CHATONS is encouraged to implement in advance a workaround like a *Warrant Canary*;
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself not to reply an administrative or authoritative request which requires access to personal information, before a legal request in due form is presented;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to apply her CGU kindly, if some moderation action becomes necessary.
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> **Technical associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to organize herself to be able to meet physically, share with the hosted and make them participate;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to have an active and voluntary behavior regarding access for anybody to proposed services, in particular by obeying standards for [web accessibility](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility).
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> **Ethical and social associated criteria:**
> - the CHATONS commits herself to implement and promote an organizational system which is inclusive, able to accept differences and promote diversity, by taking care that marginal or excluded groups be involved in the development process;
> - the CHATONS commits herself not to exclude *a priori* potential subscribers of the featured services. The Kitten can define a "target public" which she wants to address (for example by geographic criteria, or topics), however she must, as far as possible, ask to non-pertinent queries, for instance by forwarding them to another CHATONS or by making easy to create structures replying to the non-satisfied needs;
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> - the CHATONS commits herself to share as widely as possible, publicly and under a free/libre license, her knowledge;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to facilitate the participation of the hosted to the maintenance of the services. A particular attention will be brought to "non-technicians" in order to allow them to improve their knowledge and their efficiency and to allow them to play fully their role of contributors;
> - the CHATONS commits herself to facilitate the emancipation of the hosted and of the targeted public, in particular by popular education campaigns (meetings, internal or external trainings, coding feasts, sessions of writing for collaborative documentation, hackathon, etc.) in order to insure that Internet will remain a technology reachable by everybody, for everybody.
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