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Rui-Nogueira
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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Since the pPublic availability of Code Exchange for SAP TechEd 2010 there have been two main issues creating a lot of discussion. Both of them are related to the Code Exchange Terms of Use.

The first discussion point are the Terms of Use (TOU) itself. We discussed these very openly prior the go-live at TechEd Berlin with the SAP Mentors and after the go-live with the SDN community like e.g. during the SAP Inside Track 2010 in Summary of Code Exchange Terms of Use presentation @ SAP Inside Track 2010 Brussels and Code Exchange at SAP Inside Track 2010 Eindhoven.

The other point was the process of accepting the TOU where the users have to manually sign the document and send it to SAP by fax or email.

We'll now make modifications in both points that will go live by December 6th.

Firstly the TOU text was modified. The Enterprise Services have been re-classified as API’s and therefore don't appear in the TOU anymore. Additionally there was a small tweak in section 3 that addressed concerns by some of the SCN community members raised during Summary of Code Exchange Terms of Use presentation @ SAP Inside Track 2010 Brussels. These changes certainly don't address all issues that have been brought-up by the community, but we are addressing these where we can and are working hard on addressing others in the future.

Secondly, as already announced in Coming soon for Code Exchange: Click-through TOU, the sign-up process will be updated to a click-through agreement, where you no longer need to manually sign a document, but can just accept the TOU with a click.

As mentioned above these changes will all become live at December 6th.

Due to that those of you who already are Code Exchange users as well as those of you who are interested in joining will both be asked to accept the updated TOU with a click-through agreement once they access the system for the first time after December 6th.

We hope these changes will make it easier for the SCN community to join and use the Code Exchange platform. Let me an the community know your thoughts.

Best,

Rui Nogeira

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