OpenRespect was founded out of a concern that discussion and discourse in the Open Source, Free Software, and Free Culture community has become a little too fiery and flamey in recent years. The goal of OpenRespect is simple: to provide a simple declaration that distills some of the core elements of showing respect to other participants in discussions.

The goal is just as simple: to socialize this declaration and encourage others to use it as a basis for ensuring we demonstrate respect in the community to each other.

OpenRespect was founded by Jono Bacon.