OpenClinica Community Guidelines
following OpenClinica Community Guidelines help establish how we
comport ourselves on our Community Forums, or otherwise in public or in
private whenever the OpenClinica project will be judged by our actions.
We expect it to be honored by everyone who represents the project
officially or informally, claims affiliation with the project, or
Please review the following guidelines that communicate the principal tenets of our vibrant OpenClinica Community:
want an excited, productive and agile community that collaborates,
innovates, and celebrates!We invite anybody, from any company, to
participate in any aspect of the project.
- Our Community is open,
and any responsibility can be carried by any contributor who
demonstrates the required capacity and competence.
- We expect
responsible use of our forums and discourage activities which disrupt
our Community and reduce the value of our services to our visitors
- We encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner
We strive to:
- Be nice.
We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, be welcoming, and
generally be a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be
- Participate. This is YOUR Community, so be a part of it! Join in on discussions, offer feedback, and offer to help implement that feedback.
- Be collaborative.
What we produce is a complex whole made of many parts; it is the sum of
many innovations. Collaboration reduces redundancy and improves the
quality of our work. Internally and externally, we celebrate good
collaboration. Wherever possible, we work closely with upstream projects
and others in the Community to coordinate our efforts. We prefer to
work transparently and involve interested parties as early as possible.
- Ask for help when unsure.Nobody
is expected to be perfect in this community. Asking questions early
avoids many problems later, so questions are encouraged. Those who are
asked should be responsive and helpful.
- Be respectful and constructive.
We're a very diverse group, so we're not going to agree all the time.
Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication.
Don't get into flame wars, don't make personal attacks, and don't vent
or rant. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take
the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a potential flame war or
negative thread as early as possible.
- Advertising is considered SPAM. Posts directly or indirectly
advertising or promoting products and services outside of OpenClinica
products and services will be removed. OpenClinica representatives may
participate in discussions and answer questions about OpenClinica
products or services, or suggest other products if they fulfill the
criteria of a query. Using the forums for advertising, site or product
promotion, or for business deals and offers, is not acceptable. You may
not make posts to promote commercial, personal, or not-for-profit
websites, products, or services. Threads will be deleted if their
purpose is to advertise, announce, or promote products, services, or
organizations, build traffic at other websites, carry out business
activities, or for similar purposes that do not benefit our forum
Shilling - If you
pretend to be a consumer who recommends your own product(s) or favors
your own product(s) over others, without admitting your affiliation, you
will be banned. Vendors who post in threads only to criticize a
competitor's product while promoting their own will also be banned.
You may not use the forums to solicit donations, votes, contests,
petitions, or non-OpenClinica product testing. Employment
requests/offers may only be made in clearly identified forum categories,
and only if these categories are available.
- Self-promotional links to your blog, video channel, product,
business, etc. are limited to your forum signature and your user
profile, even if you have a wonderful and useful site, blog, product, or
business. Memberships created solely for these purposes will be banned.
These guidelines are modeled after the Ubuntu Code of Conduct,
and likewise licensed underCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0