Announcing openrespect.org

“Recently I blogged about some concerns that I have had about
increasing disrespect in the Open Source, Free Software, and Free
Culture communities. My blog entry shared some of the work I
started on an OpenRespect Declaration, but I wasn’t sure if I
should publish it.

“I did some thinking on this, and reviewed some of the fantastic
comments on my blog, and I decided to go ahead and launch
openrespect.org. There I have listed the declaration with a few
extra points about:

* the importance of honesty (thanks Jef Spaleta for the

* the importance of remembering that people pour their heart and
soul into their work

“The site is pretty simple, and pretty minimal, so don’t expect
a rip-roaring experience there, but it gets over the most important
point – the OpenRespect Declaration.”