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IBM may at any time without notice revise these terms by updating this posting. By using the Wiki, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current terms to which you are bound.
The Wiki is an online open-content collaborative feedback portal made available by IBM. Unlike the structure of many Wikis, this project does not allow visitors to alter all original content provided by IBM ("IBM Content"). Instead, feedback and comments ("Feedback," and together with the IBM Content, the "Content") are welcomed and may be viewable by others accessing the Wiki. Even so, please be advised that IBM has not necessarily reviewed the Feedback found in the Wiki and the Feedback provided may not be complete, accurate or reliable information. IBM assumes no responsibility (and expressly disclaims responsibility) for updating the Wiki to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information.
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Notwithstanding any other terms in this agreement, IBM is under no obligation to use, post or upload any contribution you make to the Wiki or otherwise, and IBM may remove any posting or upload you make at IBM's sole discretion.
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