Difference between revisions of "MusicBrainz Principles"

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The principles are (without any priority):  
 
The principles are (without any priority):  
* '''[[Encourage Volunteers|EncourageVolunteers]]'''  
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* '''Encourage the Volunteers'''  
 
:Create an environment that encourages volunteers (developers and others).  
 
:Create an environment that encourages volunteers (developers and others).  
  
* '''[[Make Issues Public|MakeIssuesPublic]]'''  
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* '''Make Issues Public'''  
:<small>Alternative [[Wiki Name|WikiName]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s: [[Make It Public|MakeItPublic]], [[Publish Issues|PublishIssues]], [[Publish Problems|PublishProblems]], [[Participate Openly|ParticipateOpenly]]</small>
 
 
:Transparency in communications (public) and process (documented).  
 
:Transparency in communications (public) and process (documented).  
  
* '''[[Seek Mediators|SeekMediators]]'''  
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* '''Seek Mediators'''  
 
:Seek mediators for conflicts, ideally, even before they occur.  
 
:Seek mediators for conflicts, ideally, even before they occur.  
  
* '''[[Distribute Responsibility|DistributeResponsibility]]'''  
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* '''Distribute Responsibility'''  
:<small>Aternative [[Wiki Name|WikiName]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s: [[Many Shoulders|ManyShoulders]]</small>
 
 
:Distribute responsibility, by asking for help, and growing teams.  
 
:Distribute responsibility, by asking for help, and growing teams.  
  
* '''[[Put The Community First|PutTheCommunityFirst]]'''  
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* '''Put the Community First'''  
:<small>Any alternativeWikiName<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s for this one?</small>
 
 
:Needs of the community as a whole come before the demands of any individual.  
 
:Needs of the community as a whole come before the demands of any individual.  
  
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Philosophy]]
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Philosophy]]

Revision as of 21:25, 10 October 2011

The MusicBrainz principles form some basic rules that should be followed in order to keep the community and the service running smoothly and effectively and create an evironment in which people feel well. They were manifested in an IRC discussion during the GreatDispute - mainly to not let such a desaster happen again.

The principles are (without any priority):

  • Encourage the Volunteers
Create an environment that encourages volunteers (developers and others).
  • Make Issues Public
Transparency in communications (public) and process (documented).
  • Seek Mediators
Seek mediators for conflicts, ideally, even before they occur.
  • Distribute Responsibility
Distribute responsibility, by asking for help, and growing teams.
  • Put the Community First
Needs of the community as a whole come before the demands of any individual.