It’s not easy talking about your mistakes, and it’s even harder to do it in public.

So, to encourage free and frank discussion, the Failathon will be held under the Chatham House Rule:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Thus, participants can talk about or publish or act on what they hear from other participants, but may not say who said it or what organization or project it referred to. For the avoidance of doubt, this applies to social media use as well: it is fine to tweet interesting or amusing anecdotes, but not to attribute them (directly or by implication) to either the person, the project, or the organization.