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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 achievements.
  • 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.