Code of Ethics
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What Follows, However, is A Personal Note from Sir Stephen
Why in the world am I doing this?
Well, at a Workshop given at The Floating World in 2008 I mentioned my belief that although we speak a great deal in our community about our commitment to ethical behavior that we might benefit from sharing the specifics of what we mean when we say that.
I speculated that if a large number of us were willing to publish our personal codes of ethics that we would see that no two were completely alike in every detail. On the other hand we would also see how much we held in common. The goal of such an effort would be to promote a broad appreciation of, and respect for how we each actualize our personal ethical code in our own personal M/s relationships. At the same time, it might provide us all with a clearer understanding of expectations in our interactions with those who we call brothers and sisters within our community.
I was challenged at that Workshop to create a place where such personal codes could be posted. This web page is the result.
I am earnestly requesting that others send their codes of ethics to me for inclusion on this site.
If you wish to indicate your support of this project, but would rather not post your personal document here, please send me permission to append your name to this page.
the Master/slave Development Center
CODE OF ETHICS: THE HOUSEHOLD OF SIR STEPHEN
(This code of ethics is specific
to the Household of Sir Stephen.
I, and those in my Household, will be guided by the overarching commitment to "do no harm," be it physical, emotional, or spiritual, by word or by deed.
I, and those in my Household, understand, and strive to live within, the ethical structures of our society at large. Beyond that we make a further commitment to those values generally regarded as the cornerstones of our M/s Community: honor, courage, respect, loyalty, service, and integrity. I add to that a commitment to forgiveness and a belief in the possibility of redemption.
To best understand what that commitment means, we pledge ourselves to the following:
Forgiveness and Redemption
The following individuals have either asked to be added to the list of those who endorse this code, or who have supplied their own (which can be viewed by clicking on the link embedded in their names)
is an art won by training and habituation.