Are residents of Austria not allowed to participate?
Richard.Sands at Sun.COM
Thu Feb 7 06:15:38 PST 2008
Clemens and all,
We are working on adding a few more countries to the list including Austria. No
promises, but we hear you! Unfortunately, while it might appear simple to add
countries, the actual process is quite cumbersome and expensive because we are very
careful to do the legal due diligence. Just so you all understand what that means, we
are working with a outside specialist law firm on contests and sweepstakes, with
offices around the world. Our Official Rules get reviewed top to bottom by lawyers in
each jurisdiction we include, and we have found that despite appearances that
countries are similar, in fact each country's laws on running such promotions are
different in complex ways. Since the OpenJDK Challenge is part of a larger Sun
Community Awards initiative and we want to make all the contests that are part of
this program have the same list of eligible countries, this process is repeated 6
times for 6 sets of Official Rules, as each community is running a different contest
that is suited to the community's needs. So it takes time, and incurs a significant
expense, to add more countries.
We are also trying to get an answer to the question about Sun contractor eligibility.
Thanks for your patience!
Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> Hi again,
> I just read that Austria is not in the list of the countries allowed
> to participiate.
> Austria is in terms of law quite equal to Germany and is member of the
> EU since 1995 (and of the EG longer than I can think of).
> So are Austrians really not allowed to participiate, or, was Austria
> just forgotten because its too small? If it has just not been
> considered important enough, is there any chance to get Austria in the
> list? (Italy, Germany, Poland, ... are also there)
> Thanks, lg Clemens
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