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In my continuing blog wherein I cover the code of conduct for Ubuntu the next section covers:

Be respectful.
The Ubuntu community and its members treat one another with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to Ubuntu. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. We expect members of the Ubuntu community to be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with people outside the Ubuntu project and with users of Ubuntu.

I joined the BNI last year and became personally involved both an idea and a fantastic group of people. Something you realise when supporting and growing  your chapter is the importance of respect for your members and the ethics and rules which you and they have agreed to. How I treat my colleagues in my chapter or other BNI chapter members  will directly affect my own success within BNI and as a result my potential leads and sales. Likewise my attitude and response to other Ubuntu members will affect mine and their productivity within the community.Ubuntu-UK team gathering at Linux World Expo ( yes I had to mention it! ) which requires communication, agreement, participation and acceptance by a large number of Ubuntu-UK members. When asking for a response from those members I am innately aware that they are giving their own time and energies to the exhibition, the overall success of that one occasion rests on how I respect their contributions. Respect and consideration are a currency bartered and negotiated through action, contribution and commitment. I have often experienced that respect cannot be expected but only earned in demonstration and action.

To be respectful requires an indifferent attitude towards ego and personality, two attitudes rife within the computer industry. It is certainly one aspect though to which I consider that I ascribe to often  and one I would sign up willingly.

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