Android Discussion Groups Charter


This Discussion Group is intended for developers using Android to build applications. Everyone is welcome to join in, provided you follow our community's policies described below. Our users help each other, and there are many experts who post to this group, including some from members of the Open Handset Alliance.

No topic is off-limits, provided it relates to Android in some way. However, since these are very busy lists, please check out the list of resources above before posting your question; you may find your question has already been answered.

Discussion Group Rules

We love simplicity and hate restrictions, so we also keep our policies simple and minimal. The rules below describe what's expected of subscribers to this forum.

  • Please be Friendly
    Showing courtesy and respect to others is a vital part of the Android culture, and we expect everyone participating in the Android community to join us in accepting nothing less. Being courteous does not mean we can't constructively disagree with each other, but it does mean that we must be polite when we do so. There's never a reason to be antagonistic or dismissive toward anyone; if you think there is, you should think again before you post.

    Sure, mobile development is serious business and all that, but it's also a lot of fun. Let's keep it that way. Let's strive to be one of the friendliest communities in all of open source.

  • Allowed Discussion Topics
    Most topics are technical discussions of Android or users helping each other, but this Group is intended for discussion of everything under the sun in the world of Android. That means we also welcome announcements and discussion of products, libraries, publications, and other interesting Android-related news. We even welcome (polite!) discussion of articles and ideas critical of Android -- after all, we can't improve if we don't listen. There are no restrictions on the subject matter, and we don't exclude commercial products from our discussion, if users are interested in talking about them.

    However, we hate spam almost as passionately as we love courtesy and respect, so we reserve the right to limit discussions that amount to spam. Outright spam, of course, will result in that user being immediately and permanently banned from the list.

As you can see our rules are simple, and the most important rule is friendliness. Remember: disrespect and rudeness -- under any circumstances -- is not welcome in our community. We don't have a formal policy on dealing with troublemakers, and we hope we never need to come up with one.  That said, though, we do pledge to do our best to be fair, and we will always try to warn someone before banning him or her.

Contacting the Moderators

If you see anyone being rude, by all means call them out on it; this is your group too, and you don't have to accept someone else being disrespectful just because it wasn't directed at you. Just remember to be polite and courteous yourself! Don't add fuel to the fire.

But, if you see an outrageous violation, want to report spam, feel very strongly about something, or even if you just want to chat, then by all means contact the Group's owners. It's what we're here for!