Pandita & Indu: Terms and Conditions

Pandita is in Alpha

Pandita is brand-new and accepting new users through invitation-only. Indu is a brand-new programming language that is still growing. The aim of this Alpha is to discover, with your help, how Pandita and Indu should grow. During the Alpha we will be looking at how you are using Pandita and Indu and using this as important feedback. We will also ask you to complete surveys describing your use and thoughts. Obviously, you will never be obligated to respond in any way.

We expect to continually look for interesting uses of Indu and see how these could be incorporated into the language or standard library to become more broadly available to other authors in the future.

During the Alpha we can’t make any commitment towards backwards compatibility. While we will try to avoid it, we may need to make changes to Indu that will stop existing programs from working.

Given all that, at this point you probably shouldn’t use Pandita to build something that can never break.

A Community and Culture

Pandita is about bringing technology into the hands of people who aren’t technologists. It’s about learning. It’s about empowerment. We hope that a community of authors will build up around Pandita, learning from and teaching each other.

We are not planning on taking a hands-off attitude towards this community. While anything is possible with an open-ended programming language, there will be things that you will not be doing on Pandita. We will not allow anyone to use Pandita as somewhere to host harassment or hate speech. We have adopted the definition of harassment from the Citizen Code of Conduct:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

As Pandita grows we’re expecting to provide some way for people to talk, teach, learn and share what they’re doing with Indu and Pandita. As this community grows and forms a code of conduct will be developed together with the community.

Privacy

We take your privacy seriously. Any contact details we collect will only be used for requesting feedback about Pandita and Indu. These details will never be sold or shared with any third parties, except as is necessary to request and collect feedback. Any information we collect on how you use Pandita or Indu will only be used to improve Pandita and Indu.

Remember, we want to make something that you feel is worth paying money for. You won’t feel that if we’re constantly selling your identity to the highest bidder.