Gr8BigIdeas Principles

We are building Gr8BigIdeas to make the world more open and transparent which we believe will create greater innovation and connection. Gr8BigIdeas promotes openness and transparency by giving individuals greater power to share and connect, and certain principles guide Gr8BigIdeas in pursuing these goals. Achieving these principles should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms. We therefore establish these Principles as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the Gr8BigIdeas Service.

1. Freedom to Share and Connect

People should have the freedom to share whatever information they want, in any medium and any format, and have the right to connect online with anyone - any person, organization or service - as long as they both consent to the connection.

2. Ownership and Control of Information

People should own their information. They should have the freedom to share it with anyone they want and take it with them anywhere they want, including removing it from the Gr8BigIdeas Service. People should have the freedom to decide with whom they will share their information, and to set privacy controls to protect those choices. Those controls, however, are not capable of limiting how those who have received information may use it, particularly outside the Gr8BigIdeas Service.

3. Free Flow of Information

People should have the freedom to access all of the information made available to them by others. People should also have practical tools that make it easy, quick, and efficient to share and access this information.

4. Fundamental Equality

Every Person - whether individual, advertiser, developer, organization, or other entity - should have representation and access to distribution and information within the Gr8BigIdeas Service, regardless of the Person's primary activity. There should be a single set of principles, rights, and responsibilities that should apply to all People using the Gr8BigIdeas Service.

5. Social Value

People should have the freedom to build trust and reputation through their identity and connections, and should not have their presence on the Gr8BigIdeas Service removed for reasons other than those described in Gr8BigIdeas's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

6. Open Platforms and Standards

People should have programmatic interfaces for sharing and accessing the information available to them. The specifications for these interfaces should be published and made available and accessible to everyone.

7. Fundamental Service

People should be able to use Gr8BigIdeas to establish a presence, connect with others, and share information with them. Every Person should be able to use the Gr8BigIdeas Service regardless of his or her level of participation or contribution. Many service are free, some services require a subscription fee to access.

8. Common Welfare

The rights and responsibilities of Gr8BigIdeas and the People that use it should be described in a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which should not be inconsistent with these Principles.

9. Transparent Process

Gr8BigIdeas should publicly make available information about its purpose, plans, policies, and operations. Gr8BigIdeas should have a process of notice and comment to provide transparency and encourage input on amendments to these Principles or to the Rights and Responsibilities.

10. One World

The Gr8BigIdeas Service should transcend geographic and national boundaries and be available to everyone in the world.