SaaS CoC v1 Public Consultation
The SWIPO WG seeks to elicit public feedback on the current state of the Software-as-a-Service Code of Conduct document. This document is not standing on its own; it forms part of a set of documents that are shared with other Codes of Conduct agreements developed in this Working Group:

1. The CoC Governance document – Rules of enforcement, complaint, and governance body structure
2. Common high-level principles – Fundamental principles and mechanics of the Codes
3. Terminology – A set of terms and definitions common to all Codes of Conduct developed in this Working Group
4. Legal aspects – Legal conditions and requirements to be observed when negotiating, entering into, and terminating contractual relationships with cloud service providers

All four shared documents are currently drafted albeit in advanced state. The Working Group will seek public opinion on all four once they are considered a final Working Group draft.

This public consultation opens on 6 December 2018 and ends on 31 January 24:00 CET.

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Public Consultation process
This public consultation follows four simple steps:

Step 1:
Download the Software-as-a-Service Code of Conduct v1 final draft following this link:

Step 2:
Download this consultation's response form here:

Step 3:
Read the SaaS Code of Conduct carefully, and begin filling out the response document downloaded earlier.
If applicable, circulate both together among your colleagues for collated input using your organisation's internal review collection process(es).

Step 4:
Upload your response document using this form. Clicking "Next" will take you to the upload part of this form.

To continue, and upload your response form. clich "Next".

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