[AusNOG] AusNOG List Charter

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Mon Oct 1 01:00:01 EST 2012


                                 List charter:

   The AusNOG mailing list has been established to provide a forum for the
   exchange of technical information, the discussion of specific
   implementation issues that require cooperation among internet
   infrastructure related service providers (eg ISP/ASP/DC etc), the
   discussion of technically focused operational issues, and the
   discussion of technical issues relating to provision of internet
   services and the various infrastructure related services in the
   telecommunications industry.

   This is NOT a forum for journalists to pick up leads, sales people to
   sell things, end-users to pester their ISP, or bush lawyers to posit
   their beliefs. Such behaviour will not be tolerated (see "Moderation"

   When you post to the AusNOG mailing list any posting made should be
   considered as solely being the views of the person making the posting
   unless explicitly stated otherwise. You must also remember that any
   posting made joins the public domain and is publicly archived, it is
   unwise to include any information that would normally require an NDA of
   any sort. The responsibility of this vests with the poster.

   Note well that while technical matters relating to a commercial or
   legal dispute MAY be in scope, details of a commercial or legal nature
   are NOT permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, naming the
   parties involved or including any details of the individuals employed
   by or associated with the parties that are involved in the dispute.

   Professional respect:

   As a list subscriber, you are required to respect the opinion of
   others, even if you disagree with it. Healthy debate on a topic is
   good, however personal attacks, name and shame attempts, or flaming
   will not be tolerated.

   It would be worthwhile for new list subscribers to become familiar with
   the posters on the list before jumping in. Some of the list members
   have spent many years in their field and are experts. Their experience
   is a resource to be valued. Also remember that there isn't always a
   direct correlation between the number of posts by a poster and their
   expertise level.

   Remember that when you post mail to the AusNOG mailing list, your post
   will be received by hundreds, or even thousands, of your current and
   potential peers, customers, suppliers and employers. Think before
   posting - you don't want to look foolish in front of these people as
   these are the very people you may need to ask for a job, or a favour,
   one day.

   We ask that list subscribers refrain from using derogatory language
   towards individuals, companies, or products.


   (a) Don't quote 50 lines of text and add one line to it. Quote what is
   necessary to maintain context, but don't overdo it;

   (b) Keep your signatures and disclaimers short. It's no fun seeing
   signatures that are longer than your posts;(a) Don't quote 50 lines of
   text and add one line to it. Quote what is necessary to maintain
   context, but don't overdo it;

   (c) Cross posting to multiple lists is discouraged;

   (d) Please don't post in HTML format - it tends to annoy people who
   read with text mode clients.


   Please don't.


   Please make sure that if you do use an auto-responder, it's configured
   to not auto-respond to list e-mail. If it does, your list membership
   will, in all probability, be suspended until it's fixed.


   The AusNOG mailing list is reactively moderated - that is to say that
   posts will be delivered to members immediately, but if the moderators
   see the list being abused the abuser(s) will be asked to refrain from
   their activities. If the abuser(s) does not cease, their list
   subscription will be set to moderated mode, requiring all future posts
   to be moderator approved. Further inappropriate activity may result in
   the list member being removed. The AusNOG board reserve the right to
   remove posts from the archive that do not follow this charter.

   If the board believes a thread does not follow this charter, the board
   may request that no more posts to the thread be sent. It is expected
   that all subscribers follow this direction.

   The moderation is an undertaking of the AusNOG Board of Directors.
   Moderators may be appointed at the Board's choosing. AusNOG Pty Ltd and
   its directors and associates accept no liability for the events,
   ramifications, content, or intent of any posting made to the AusNOG
   mailing list, nor accept liability for the moderation of a poster,
   removal of a post from archives, removal of posting privileges, or the
   removal of subscription rights.

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