July 26, 2012
Human-readable refers to something that is naturally read by humans and is usually defined by shortness and simplicity, avoiding intricate, entangled/ambiguous and highly academic language. What can be said with complicated vocabulary and syntax, can surely be transformed into something more simple, easily reachable by people.
Their disclaimer says that their ToS summary is not a legal document, but a handy reference to enable users to understand the full terms, so it becomes a user-friendly interface to legal language. After all, why bother reading miles of text when you can just go check out the main ideas?
What comes next?
Their briefly presented intentions and invitations encourage people from all the world to participate, since their approach stands for global sharing for a better world. And indeed, life tells us that great achievements won’t come by themselves, we must bring in our contribution to the world’s knowledge, enriching the public domain – information out of charge, since knowledge is power to the people.
Seeing is believing, so have a look and consider their text as a positive example to follow when building your own ToS contract and we’re pretty sure your users won’t quit reading it saying it’s tedious or something similar or won’t be disturbed by the amount of time they invest reading it.