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DRAFT OpenStack.org Blog Authors Code of Conduct


Hello all,

with the current number of authors on the community blog I think it's a
good idea to make sure we all have a clear understanding of what it
means to have an account on such visible community asset.

I think it would be good for the whole community to have a brief, clear,
understandable code of conduct for all existing authors and for the
future ones.

Below is a draft: please review it and give your opinion. Add your
comments and if there are no clear oppositions, we'll remove the draft
from http://wiki.openstack.org/Website/AuthorsCodeOfConduct.


DRAFT OpenStack.org Blog Authors Code of Conduct

OpenStack.org Blog is the asset owned by the community and a platform
where to share thoughts, ideas, reports and news about OpenStack.  All
the authors of blog posts have the responsibility to respect this common
space while being grateful for the opportunity it represents.

If you are an author of OpenStack.org blog it means that the community
trusts you to give voice to the community as a whole. Writers accept
these simple principles:

* Prefer facts to opinions: be always aware that what you publish will
be read by thousands of people and that your opinion is not necessarily
that of the whole community.  Stick to facts, like reporting the result
of a meeting, announcing upcoming community events, describing technical

* Disclose, don't promote: it's good to let people know that a company
is contributing to OpenStack, sponsoring an event and such but the
OpenStack.org Blog is not the place to publish a company's press release.

* Contribute to the commons: our blog is licensed under the terms of
Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike version 3 unported. Pay
attention to the license of any material you add to the blog, make sure
it's released under compatible terms.


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