Terms of use and development

BananaApps and Templates terms of use

The BananaApps, plug-ins and templates are available for free.

Banana.ch is already offering a great selection of free tools, and intends to improve it even more, thanks to community development.
The users themselves have contributed and are still contributing to the creation and improvement of the BananaApps and templates.
The more users participate in the development, testing and improving and the higher will be the offer made available for everyone.

For the use of any material and the BananaApps the licenses and specific legal conditions Banana.ch SA are applicable, which are deemed accepted by the users, from the moment they access our site, the documentation, or from the moment they download or use any material.


Community development

The development of the BananaApps, templates and any other material is carried forward with a community approach and an open source mode. All developed material is made available to everyone for free, in accordance with the licenses, applicable for a specific project that is on github.com/BananaAccounting .
As a general rule, the Apache 2.0 license applies, but some BananaApps also use libraries subject to specific licenses. The user is bound to comply to all applicable licenses.

The Apache 2.0, among other things, also states that::

  • it is possible to use and distribute the software for any purpose
  • it is possible to freely edit and adapt the software
  • there is no guarantee that the application will work as one might expect
  • there is no liability, on the part of developers, on how the software will be used, on its reliability for a specific use or for any errors or inaccuracies.

This limitation of liability is essential, because it allows users to give their own contribution, without worrying about responsibility issues.  Whoever takes part in the development and improvement of the documentation does its best, but can not ensure that the solution is suitable for a specific use or context. Furthermore regulations change quite often and a solution could become old and inapplicable.

The offered material is therefore suitable for people willing to check directly or with an accountant, that what is made available is suitable for them, regardless of the descriptions and documentation provided.
 

Request for new developments

Banana.ch has a specific branch that focuses on assistance, consulting support and new BananaApps and templates developing.

BananaApps and templates suitable for general use

Our assistance and developing work are free or charge, given that they comply to the following characteristics:

  • they can be useful for multiple users
  • they will be made available to all users for free

Please contact us directly if you have specific needs or requirements

BananaApps and templates for a specific use

Banana.ch is gladly available for specific developments or assistance.

  • Ask for an estimate by sending us the following information:
    • the required result
      If it is a printout, please provide us with an Excel or Word example.
    • a file with the data (better if fictional and test data) that needs to be printed
  • For the development requests:
    • Usually the estimates is based on the development time needed
      If the application might be useful for multiple users, Banana.ch is willing to partially offer the developments for free.
    • our Terms and Conditions and license conditions apply
    • Unless otherwise agreed, developments are carried out and made available in accordance to the Apache 2.0 license agreement (see wikipedia explanation).
    • The developed solutions can made available to all the community.
  • Unless otherwise specifically indicated, it is assumed the use of the latest version of the Banana Accounting software.


Support to third party developers

Banana.ch SA supports the shared development with

  • Free assistance
  • Free development license
  • Possibly also a financial support

Developers interested in starting a project are asked to contact Banana.ch, submitting a detailed concept.

 

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