This Etiquette guide is co-opted from Rich Hickey's post to the Clojure mailing list some time ago.
The Adopt OpenJDK programme (and its mailing lists and IRC channel) are run by, and for, people who make things or contribute their time in other positive ways to the programme.
Most messages should have one of these themes:
They are not the place for opinion pieces and diatribes. They are not the place for massive legal and political debates, period.
Occasionally, there may be disagreements about how a part of the OpenJDK has been, or will be, made. These disagreements should take the form of technical arguments. To make a technical argument that gets (and gives!) respect:
If you are not working on that piece of the OpenJDK, you should restrict your input to very short technical arguments supporting your position. If someone has already made your point, just +1 it.
Please keep your posts short.
Ignoring these guidelines fails to respect the time and effort of people who are trying to make a positive difference, which you should care about if you intend to be one.