Blogging policies

Sun’s “Policy on Public Discourse” [via Jeremy Zawodny]

One of the things that I’ve been thinking about here is, when the time comes, how we will provide guidelines/policy for staff blogging. It seems to me that there is too much interesting stuff going on here that would benefit from a public outlet (perhaps not a blog per se, but some form of unmoderated writing) that eventually we will be providing some tools and opening ourselves up to the inherent risks associated with that. (As I’ve said previously, these conversations are probably already happening, but when you provide institutional support for this type of activity, some effort needs to be applied to set the ground-rules to avoid ugly problems arising).

The Sun guidelines not only provide a good reference for when discussions take place about organisation supported blogging, but also provide a good starting point for our own policy if/when we get to that point.