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[liberationtech] Moderation Guidelines

Yosem Companys companys at
Mon Mar 7 16:39:01 PST 2011

Dear All,

We've recently instituted moderation guidelines for the Liberationtech list
to help improve your experience in the community.  Please heed the following

1. Liberationtech is YOUR list.  Use it to ask advice on strategic or
technical questions, offer advice on questions raised, share interesting
resources or articles, or post jobs, internships, grant announcements, CFPs,
or RFPs.  Any member of the group can post to the list.  So if you have
anything interesting to share, a question you are puzzling over, or
something you learned in your work, please feel free to draw on the

2. Liberationtech is NOT a list for selling, marketing, or advertising
products (or services), so please refrain from doing so.  Product questions
and reviews are fine.  Hard sells are not.

3. Please keep discussions constructive and civil.  All topics, in so far as
they relate to the research and design of Liberationtech, are fine.
 Liberationtech is defined as information technology used to foster
democracy, defend human rights, improve governance, empower the power, and
promote global development, among other social goods.  Be aware, however,
that there are people from many different countries and cultures on this
list, so please be considerate of these cultural and national differences
when you contribute.  We have a zero-tolerance policy for anyone who posts
inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages to our community.

4. And a few obvious things: Remember to use a good subject line when you
post; keep "me too" and "thank you" messages to a minimum; if you read this
list via a digest, delete extraneous messages when responding and explain
(or avoid) technical terms or industry-specific jargon so that everyone can
understand what you mean.

5.  The Liberationtech mailing list archives are private to the extent that
only list members can access these archives.  But please keep in mind that
anyone who requests to sign up as a list member is accepted.  As with any
other mailing list, please note that we cannot guarantee that members won't
forward information without our knowledge.  As an institution, however,
we don't forward any information you post without your consent except for
publicly-available links to resources, articles, events, jobs, internships,
grants, CFPs, and RFPs, which we may from time to time send without
attribution via Twitter or Facebook.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Yosem Companys (NOT a company, just a last name)
One of your Liberationtech moderators
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