The purpose of this site is to facilitate information exchange between those interested in the study and design of liberation technology. Since the subject matter is wide ranging and interdisciplinary, we expect and welcome diverse contributions. We do not anticipate moderating this site heavily. However, to establish some ground rules for participation, the following guidelines clarify our policy towards editing and moderating:
- The moderators reserve the right not to publish content if we judge it inappropriate on one or more of the following grounds:
- Advertising: We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or otherwise spam-like.
- Offense: Postings that contain obscene, indecent or offensive language or images, or content that defames or threatens others will not be posted.
- Relevancy: Liberation technology is broadly defined as any technology that can be used to promote democracy, defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor, and promote economic development, among other social goods. Any stories or comments that raise our awareness about these issues and related themes are welcome. Postings that bear no relation to any of these topics will not be published.
- The moderators will not edit user posts to change the meaning, spelling, or anything else intended by the user. If only part of a posting is perceived as breaching these guidelines, the whole post may be removed. However, we may edit the style of any story posted to keep it consistent with the style of the blog.
- There is no particular limit on length, although we encourage users to keep posts short and link to any relevant longer sources.
- Users are responsible for ensuring that any text, graphics, audio or video that they post does not violate the copyright, trademark or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.
- Users who seriously or persistently ignore these guidelines may have their account suspended.