Code Matters is a vendor-neutral blog maintained by Grey Matter as a repository of information about the latest developments in software, development and cloud technologies.
Our aim is to inform the developer community with how-to’s and guides, as well as share news about the latest software releases from small independent vendors, through to the largest vendors in the world.
We welcome contributions from customers, industry experts, software vendors, and ISVs with practical advice, case studies and items that will help developers with their systems modernisation projects. If you’re able to contribute in this way, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you!
If you’re already active in tech blog-land and would like to extend your audience, please make us aware of your postings. Let us know if you’re happy for us to excerpt these on Code Matters if we think the content will interest our audience too. We have a fairly standard and widely used curation policy which we’ve adopted for this purpose.
Sharing Blog Content
The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing and recommending great content from other sources on the web. Curation to us means finding interesting, well-written and highly appropriate articles for our readers.
If we excerpt an article from your site, we’re giving it our vote of approval. This not only means we excerpt your article, we also give it our highest recommendation and we direct our readers in every case to view it on your website. Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles. If we curated and excerpted your article, it’s because it is outstanding in some way.
If for any reason you don’t want us to excerpt your content, please contact us and request it to be taken down. We will comply promptly and without exception with your request and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.
Our Curation Policy
We want you to be pleased we excerpted an article from you. If you’re not pleased to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We’ll take action promptly.
If we curate content from other sites, we do so in the way we hope others will curate our content. Specifically, if you like a piece of content on this site, please feel free to excerpt it. In return please give this site clear credit, links back to the article and clear encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article. Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Please just link, credit and encourage the reader to visit this site.
Here’s what we will and won’t do:
We will never excerpt an entire article.
We will never re-publish without full credit and links to the source site.
We will never excerpt content without the intention of sending visitors to the source site.
Our general guidelines for excerpts published on this site are:
Never more than about 30% to 40% of any article.
Never more than one article from any site in any one day.
Never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article.
Our curation policy and standards may differ from yours. If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit, please let us know. If you feel your content has been inappropriately excerpted, please let us know. We will fix it to your standards promptly.
You can contact us, submit an article or how-to directly to Code Matters by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
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