The following Rules of the Road are derived from the Open Source Center's "lessons learned" from their blogging experience on a government system. The Rules of the Road below have been generalized for a broad wiki/blogging environment.

Wiki/blogging Rules of the Road

Ethical Obligations of Bloggers and Commenters

  1. Be bold
  2. Be truthful
  3. Do what is right
  4. Do what is best for the Commonwealth
  5. Write with accuracy, correcting mistakes when appropriate
  6. Strive for high quality with every post
  7. When there is disagreement, disagree respectfully
  8. Link and cite online references

ITD Team Values

These "Rules of the Road" are compatible with ITD's Team Values: