Terms and Conditions

Read these terms and conditions carefully. Together with our privacy policy and any other applicable terms, they govern our relationship with you in relation to Samsung Open Source Community (Website). We may change these terms and conditions or our privacy policy at any time by updating this page. You must check this page from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you are aware of any changes and that they are acceptable to you. Using or accessing this Website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions (as updated from time to time). If you do not accept these terms and conditions, do not continue to use this Website.

Information about us

"We" or "Samsung" means Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, whose principal place of business is at 416, Maetan-3dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Your access to this Website and Samsung intellectual property rights

We have made this Website available to you for your own personal use. We may modify, withdraw or deny access to the Website at any time. The Website and all the materials contained in it are protected by intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, database rights and rights in confidential information) that either belong to us or are licensed to us to use. Materials include, but are not limited to, the design, layout, logos, brands, look, appearance and graphics of the Website, and content, such as software, documents and other materials, that appear on the Website. You may not copy, redistribute, republish or otherwise make the materials on the Website available to anyone else for a commercial purpose without our consent in writing unless expressly permitted by a separate end user license that allows this activity. You may print or download materials from the Website for your own personal use or for non-commercial use and you may copy the content for other individuals for their personal information provided that:

  • No materials are modified in any way.
  • No graphics are used separately from accompanying text.
  • Our copyright and trademark notices appear in all copies and you acknowledge this Website as the source of the material.
  • The person to whom you provide these materials is made aware of these restrictions.

Nothing in these terms and conditions grants any license to use any Samsung brand. Specific license terms for materials on the Website, such as open source codes, may allow broader rights of use, subject to such terms.

Samsung goods and services

We may display the availability of Samsung or other goods and services on this Website. Some of these goods or services may only be available in certain jurisdictions and therefore we reserve the right to choose where such goods or services are supplied. By advertising the availability of any goods or services, we do not warrant that such goods or services will be available and you must check with your local Samsung contact for further information. Where we supply goods or services either through this Website or through other means, additional terms and conditions may apply in addition to any applicable terms and conditions within these terms and conditions.


The Open Source Community forums let you openly discuss with other developers or users around the world regarding anything related to open source codes for Samsung products.

Source Codes

We may, in our discretion, make available to you various source codes ("Codes") for download from this Website ("Download Service") at no charge. You may obtain information on how to install software by contacting our support team via http://opensource.samsung.com at any time until the three-years from the last shipment of this product. By using the Source Code and/or the Download Service, you expressly assume all risk and liability associated with and/or caused by the same and complying with all applicable user agreements that accompany each Source Code. To the extent any of the Source Codes are licensed under public licenses such as the GNU General Public License and/or GNU Lesser General Public License, such licenses can be found in each of the files containing the Source Codes. Samsung provides the Source Codes and the Downloading Service "as is" without representation or warranty of any kind and all such warranties, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose accuracy, completeness, currency, availability, title, or non-infringement. You acknowledge that Samsung is not obligated to provide and does not provide any support or assistance with respect to the Source Codes or the Download Service. The Downloading Service shall not affect nor extend any warranty or disclaimer which Samsung makes in each of Samsung’s products in which the Source Code (or object/executable code based thereon) is incorporated.

Uploading material to the Website

Any material you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right (at no charge) to use , copy, distribute, sub-license and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any material you upload and that you comply with all the license conditions or other restrictions that the materials that you upload are subject to. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with our content standards. You warrant that any material you upload does not and will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

Our liability to you

These terms and conditions do not exclude us from liability (if any) to you for:

  • Personal injury or death resulting from our negligence.
  • Fraud.
  • Any matter which would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude ourselves from liability.

We do not guarantee that this Website or any product or service provided through it will be compatible with all or any hardware or software which you may use. We do not guarantee that this Website will be available all the time or at any specific time. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify this Website at any time. We are only liable to you for losses which you suffer as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions by us. We are not responsible to you for any losses which you may incur which were not a foreseeable consequence of us breaching these terms and conditions, for example if you and we could not have contemplated those losses before or when you access this Website. Our liability to you shall not under any circumstances include any business losses that you may incur, including but not limited to lost data, lost profits or business interruption. SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE, SAMSUNG'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND/OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE SUM OF FIFTY US DOLLARS (USD $50). By using the Website, you agree to indemnify Samsung and other companies and corporations in the Samsung group against any costs, damage, claims, liabilities and expenses incurred as a result of your breach of these terms and conditions, the privacy policy or any other applicable terms.

Information on the Website

The information, documents, software and other materials ("Content") contained on the Website are provided "as is" and are given for general information and interest purposes only. We try to ensure the Content contained on the Website is accurate and up to date, but we cannot be responsible for any errors, faults or inaccuracies in any Content. As a result, you should not rely on the Content, and we recommend that you take further advice or seek further guidance before taking any action based on it. Our liability to you as explained above remains unaffected by this. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all representations, conditions, warranties or other terms that apply to such content or information including any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular or any purpose, and non-infringement that might otherwise apply but for this clause. If in a relevant jurisdiction these limitations and exclusions are not permitted, our liability shall be limited and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.


We may link to other sites that are not within our control. When we do this, we try to make it as clear as possible that you are leaving the Website. We are not responsible for these sites in any way, and do not endorse them. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other site that you visit. You may not link to this Website from another site without our consent in writing. For consent, you must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Links must be to the page agreed with us on the Website.
  • You may not create a frame or any other border around the Website.
  • The site from which you wish to link must comply with all relevant laws and regulations and must not contain content that may be considered to be distasteful or offensive.
  • You must not imply that we endorse or are associated with any other site, product or service.

Governing law and jurisdiction

The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects whatsoever of these Terms and Conditions, or of any individual one of these Terms and Conditions, will be governed by the law of the Republic of Korea. The Korean courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of, or in connection with, these Terms and Conditions or the use of the Website.

Your privacy

We will treat personal data provided by you to us in accordance with our privacy policy. You warrant that you are entitled to provide such personal data to us.