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Key policies

NOTE: The following EmbeddedLinuxWiki Policies and Guidelines borrow heavily from the Wikipedia Policies and Guidelines.

You don't need to read every EmbeddedLinuxWiki policy before you contribute. However, the following policies are particularly important to the project, and the sooner you understand and use them, the better:

  1. EmbeddedLinuxWiki is not an encyclopedia. Although content of an encyclopedic nature may appear here on occasion, it will generally be in support of other content. Content of an ancyclopedic nature should be added to Wikipedia and linked back here.
  2. Respect other contributors. EmbeddedLinuxWiki contributors come from many different countries and cultures, and have widely different views. Treating others with respect is key to collaborating effectively in building an this resource.
  3. Don't infringe copyrights. EmbeddedLinuxWiki is a free developer resource licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Submitting work which infringes copyrights threatens our objective to build a truly free resource that anyone can redistribute and could lead to legal problems.
  4. EmbeddedLinuxWiki encourages original research. As the central resource for leading edge Embedded Linux work, you are encouraged to submit your research, test results, etc. to the Embedded Linux community through this wiki.


In addition to the generally accepted policies listed above, a very large number of Wikipedia Guidelines have been adopted by EmbeddedLinuxWikipedians. These are used to provide guidance in various situations that arise on Wikipedia. They cover everything from naming conventions and sensitive terms that should be avoided to how to get along, and why not to bite the newcomers.

The EmbeddedLinuxWiki adheres to Wikipedia guidelines, with the exception of the following: ??