Rules of Engagement

There are very few restrictions in a network. Which is a good thing! But we find that we need to agree on a few rules of good behavior. Here we go…

This is the second draft:

  • Some activities will require legal entities (corporations or non-profits, either existing or new) to handle financial and other practical affairs. This is allowed, and even welcome, provided that there is transparency of financial records and other crucial, non-private data. The network will decide whether or not an organization operates according to the principles of trust, respect, and transparency. Profit and loss of certain activities are a responsibility for the legal entities controlling specific activities. The ALE network brand can be used for free. But in return the network expects any profits somehow to be poured back into new activities.
  • Some crucial unique properties will necessarily be owned by someone, including domain names, trademarks, and social network accounts. Only individuals, not organizations, may own such properties. And these properties are distributed among the most active people in the network (no person may own more than one crucial item). A list of properties is maintained on the website.
  • If you’re not sure whether something is deemed allowed or acceptable, ask the network. You can do that by posting a discussion topic on the LinkedIn forum.