For the UK general election I ran a project to list all of the candidates and gather their contact details: YourNextMP. It was a success and as a result I was invited to join the Prime Minister on the recent India Delegation.
I’ve a large number of notes and thoughts that I’ll be publishing here in due course – but for now there is an interview with me about it available to download:
YAPC::EU::2010 Radio – Episode 3
The interview with me starts about 5 minutes in. There are many Perl conferences and workshops held every year, YAPC::EU is the largest and this year was in Pisa – just days after the India trip.
To get inspiration I took a closer look at some policies that are out there on the net. Here are some of the more interesting ones I found:
Zynga (makers of FarmVille) aren’t closing any doors on future data sources:
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Zynga games and other users of Zynga, to supplement your profile.
Christopher Penn’s blog takes a less formal approach but it is at least crystal clear:
… Don’t ever submit to me anything you wouldn’t put up on a public bulletin board …
And finally JavaRanch has one that is short and sweet:
I suppose I’ll tread the middle ground – trying to avoid the pointless legalese but also trying to be a little more specific.