IETF Guidelines for Conduct
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                         S. Moonesamy, Ed.
Obsoletes: 3184 (if approved)                                           
Intended Status: Best Current Practice                                  
Expires: February 18, 2014                               August 17, 2013

                      IETF Guidelines for Conduct
                draft-moonesamy-ietf-conduct-3184bis-00

Abstract

   This document provides a set of guidelines for personal interaction
   in the Internet Engineering Task Force.  The Guidelines recognize the
   diversity of IETF participants, emphasize the value of mutual
   respect, and stress the broad applicability of our work.

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1. Introduction

   The work of the IETF relies on cooperation among a broad cultural
   diversity of peoples, ideas, and communication styles.  The
   Guidelines for Conduct inform our interaction as we work together to
   develop multiple, interoperable technologies for the Internet.  All
   IETF participants aim to abide by these Guidelines as we build
   consensus in person and through email discussions.  If conflicts
   arise they are resolved according to the procedures outlined in RFC
   2026 [RFC2026].

2. Principles of Conduct

   1. IETF participants extend respect and courtesy to their colleagues
      at all times.

      IETF participants come from diverse origins and backgrounds and
      are equipped with multiple capabilities and ideals.  Regardless of
      these individual differences, participants treat their colleagues
      with respect as persons especially when it is difficult to agree
      with them.  Seeing from another's point of view is often
      revealing, even when it fails to be compelling.

      English is the de facto language of the IETF.  However, it is not
      the native language of many IETF participants.  Native English
      speakers will limit the use of slang in order to accommodate the
      needs of all listeners.

   2. IETF participants develop and test ideas impartially without
      finding fault with the colleague proposing the idea.

      We dispute ideas by using reasoned argument rather than through
 

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      intimidation or personal attack.

   3. IETF participants think globally, devising solutions that meet the
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