[KI-LC] Request for Feedback and evote to follow in ~7 days - Re: Draft Social Media Use Guidelines / Policy

Colin Soutar email at colinsoutar.com
Wed May 2 11:39:49 EDT 2012


Hi Joni -

 

I had a couple of comments on the proposed language.

 

.         The nature of the Guidelines makes sense with regards to corporate
confidentiality agreements etc., but might be a bit confusing in regards to
the Kantara membership obligations and the open way that business is
conducted in the organization.   I have suggested slight modifications to
items 4 and 5 to differentiate between "private or internal" and
"confidentiality" obligations, which I understand are largely to third
parties, such as ISO.

.         It might be good to include a point regarding the obligations of
the membership in regards to compliance with antitrust guidelines.   I have
suggested an additional point 10 (which should probably move up to being
point 2, if agreeable).

 

 

1.      Be transparent and state that you are a Member or Participant of
KANTARA. Your honesty will be noted in the Social Media environment. If you
are writing about KANTARA or a competitor, use your real name, identify that
you are a Member or Participant of KANTARA, and be clear about your role. If
you have a vested interest in what you are discussing, be the first to say
so.

2.       Never represent yourself or KANTARA in a false or misleading way.
All statements must be true and not misleading; all claims must be
substantiated.

3.       Post meaningful, respectful comments - in other words, please, no
spam and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.

4.       Use common sense and common courtesy: for example, it's best to ask
permission to publish or report on conversations that are meant to be
private or internal to KANTARA. Make sure your efforts to be transparent
don't violate KANTARA obligations to third-parties regarding
confidentiality, or reveal any private KANTARA discussions.

5.       Stick to your area of expertise and do feel free to provide unique,
individual perspectives on non-private activities at KANTARA.

6.       When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and
polite. If you find yourself in a situation online that looks as if it's
becoming antagonistic, do not get overly defensive and do not disengage from
the conversation abruptly: feel free to ask the Executive Director for
advice and/or to disengage from the dialogue in a polite manner that
reflects well on KANTARA.

7.       If you want to write about competitive activities, make sure to be
diplomatic, have the facts straight and that you have the appropriate
permissions.

8.       Never comment on anything related to contract negotiations, legal
matters, litigation, or any parties KANTARA may be in litigation with.

9.       Be smart about protecting yourself, your privacy, and KANTARA
confidential information. What you publish is widely accessible and will be
around for a long time, so consider the content carefully. Search engines
have a long memory.

10.   Be mindful of the KANTARA policy with regards to potential antitrust
considerations, such as the discussion of competitive business terms while
representing a KANTARA viewpoint (
<http://www.ieee-isto.org/sites/default/files/ISTO%20Antitrust%20Guidelines_
Approved_081217.pdf>
http://www.ieee-isto.org/sites/default/files/ISTO%20Antitrust%20Guidelines_A
pproved_081217.pdf)

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Colin

 

Colin Soutar, Ph.D.

 <mailto:email at colinsoutar.com> email at colinsoutar.com

416 358 1431

 

From: lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org
[mailto:lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Joni Brennan
Sent: April-25-12 4:54 PM
To: LC at kantarainitiative.org
Subject: [KI-LC] Request for Feedback and evote to follow in ~7 days - Re:
Draft Social Media Use Guidelines / Policy

 

Dear Leadership Council,

The LC met today and was not quorate.  But we did briefly discuss the points
below as a policy to recommend the Board of Trustees to ratify regarding use
of Social Media.  This draft policy is meant to provide some simple and
clear guidance for best practice use of social media tools when doing so in
conjunction with a Kantara activity or Group. 

The group on the call agreed that the next appropriate step is to solicit
feedback for the next 7 days.  At the close of 7 days and with feedback
incorporated as appropriate, the LC would seek to have an e-vote motion to
Approve the draft social media use policy as recommendation to the Board of
Trustees for ratification. 

So - please get in feedback you might have by no later than start of
business (your local time) May 3 2012.

Thanks in advance. 

 

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Joni Brennan <joni at ieee-isto.org> wrote:

As discussed on the call

Draft Social Media Use Guidelines / Policy

1. Be transparent and state that you are a Member or Participant of KANTARA.
Your honesty will be noted in the Social Media environment. If you are
writing about KANTARA or a competitor, use your real name, identify that you
are a Member or Participant of KANTARA, and be clear about your role. If you
have a vested interest in what you are discussing, be the first to say so.
2. Never represent yourself or KANTARA in a false or misleading way. All
statements must be true and not misleading; all claims must be
substantiated.
3. Post meaningful, respectful comments - in other words, please, no spam
and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.
4. Use common sense and common courtesy: for example, it's best to ask
permission to publish or report on conversations that are meant to be
private or internal to KANTARA. Make sure your efforts to be transparent
don't violate KANTARA confidentiality.
5. Stick to your area of expertise and do feel free to provide unique,
individual perspectives on non-confidential activities at KANTARA.
6. When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and polite.
If you find yourself in a situation online that looks as if it's becoming
antagonistic, do not get overly defensive and do not disengage from the
conversation abruptly: feel free to ask the Executive Director for advice
and/or to disengage from the dialogue in a polite manner that reflects well
on KANTARA.
7. If you want to write about competitive activities, make sure to be
diplomatic, have the facts straight and that you have the appropriate
permissions.
8. Never comment on anything related to contract negotiations, legal
matters, litigation, or any parties KANTARA may be in litigation with.
9. Be smart about protecting yourself, your privacy, and KANTARA
confidential information. What you publish is widely accessible and will be
around for a long time, so consider the content carefully. Search engines
have a long memory.

NOTE: General Kantara organizational mainstream media inquiries must be
referred to the STAFF.



=Joni

Joni Brennan
Kantara Initiative | Executive Director
voice:+1 732-226-4223 <tel:%2B1%20732-226-4223> 
email: joni @ ieee-isto.org

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