Bantuists' Manifesto

Making the data upon which scientific conclusions are based available to other researchers is an essential part of the research process; our results cannot be verified or improved unless we make an effort to get this information to our collegues.

We, the undersigned researchers in African languages, therefore agree:

to provide our data in electronic form for use by others (to the extent reasonably possible);

to acknowledge the use we make of the data provided to use by others according to the usual conventions of scholarship;

to hold others harmless for any errors or misuse of the data;

and to make no commercial use of such data except by specific written agreement with the providers of the data.

Signers of the manifesto as of July 20, 1996