We are building NepaliMate to make the world more open and
transparent, which we believe will create greater understanding and
connection. NepaliMate promotes openness and transparency by giving
individuals greater power to share and connect, and certain
principles guide NepaliMate 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 NepaliMate Service.
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.
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 NepaliMate
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 NepaliMate Service.
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.
Every Person - whether individual, advertiser, developer,
organization, or other entity - should have representation and
access to distribution and information within the NepaliMate
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
People should have the freedom to build trust and reputation
through their identity and connections, and should not have
their presence on the NepaliMate Service removed for reasons
other than those described in NepaliMate's Statement of Rights
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.
People should be able to use NepaliMate for free to establish a
presence, connect with others, and share information with them.
Every Person should be able to use the NepaliMate Service
regardless of his or her level of participation or contribution.
The rights and responsibilities of NepaliMate and the People
that use it should be described in a Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities, which should not be inconsistent with these
NepaliMate should publicly make available information about its
purpose, plans, policies, and operations. NepaliMate should have
a town hall process of notice and comment and a system of voting
to encourage input and discourse on amendments to these
Principles or to the Rights and Responsibilities.
The NepaliMate Service should only used by Nepali, a person who
speaks Nepali or about to get Nepali Citizen. We also encourage
people to sign up who are interested in Nepali culture and