The Ethical Collaboration Community Agreement helps you in several ways:
- The Agreement protects you from inadvertent loss of your intellectual property. “Loose lips sink ships” – but not when everyone in the room has signed the Agreement.
- The Agreement allows you to give – and receive – help and advice in a collaborative way. Everybody who signs the agreement agrees to give advice and help without strings.
- If there are any problems that occur between members, we all agree to use mediation and arbitration – not lawyers – to settle any problems.
You are not obligated or restricted by the Agreement. You are free to collaborate – or not – as you see fit.