The Basics – Principles and Guidelines

Before I got too far into posting things and writing things, I wanted to lay out the boundaries and parameters under which things would appear on this blog. I didn’t want to assume that we were all thinking the same things (of course that’s what you where thinking!). There are principles and guidelines I wanted to follow when posting and writing, and I wanted to those to be very clear to any reader. A list of assumptions or parameters written down is always good when starting any type of experiment.

Some points to remember when reading the posts under ‘The Basics’:

  1. The definitions of ‘The Basics’ are meant in the context of this site. I could have just redirected you to wikipedia or wherever but I defined things here so I can include an interpretation as well as how things link to other things (the context of which may not be relevant for wikipedia and/or others).
  2. Sometimes definitions and examples are both art and science. As you know with data models or any other types of design, there are many ways to develop something to achieve the same end result. Anything I design or define here is the way of doing it that worked for me. I welcome other ideas as someone else may have seen something that I did not see and therefore come up with a better process or result.
  3. Open source is the preferred option. We all know why so let’s just not be proprietary about it, OK?
  4. I reserve the right to change my mind about assumptions and opinions. Facts will remain facts (preferably with citations, wikipedia-style). Let’s try and keep it scientific method here people.
  5. Share and share alike, credit where credit is due. I will be open about where I found something, who I heard something from and what are thoughts I believe to be my own. I will also update posts when I find that I haven’t given proper credit because that’s how things should be.

All appropriate caveats and exemptions apply, so let’s get on with it.

Standard form of contract 🙂