Community Code of Ethics

Community Code of Ethics

We’re a community that represent many ideas, experiences and backgrounds. We value each other’s contributions and believe that everyone should have an equal chance to succeed—this is essential to advancing our goals and initiatives. Do your part to keep the community a diverse, inclusive and respectful place by driving a positive environment, and recognize the many strengths and talents our diverse colleagues bring.

This Code of Conduct presents a summary of the shared values and “common sense” thinking in our community. The basic social ingredients that hold our project together include:

  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be collaborative
  • Be pragmatic
  • Support others in the community
  • Get support from others in the community

Celebrate our diversity. Listen and be receptive to different points of view.

Speak up if you see or suspect discrimination or harassment based on someone’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This Code of Conduct reflects the agreed standards of behavior for members of the collaborative, in any forum, mailing list, wiki, web site, IRC channel, public meeting or private correspondence within the context of the collaborative and its services. The collaborative acts according to the standards written down in this Code of Conduct and will defend these standards for the benefit of everyone. Leaders of any group, such as moderators of mailing lists, channels, forums, etc., will exercise the right to suspend access to any person who persistently breaks our shared Code of Conduct.

Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Be understanding. Strive to resolve disagreements constructively. Our contributors come from different backgrounds and have different perspectives. If you disagree with someone, seek to understand their perspective and share yours respectfully.

We respect the privacy of our community and its members and we handle their personal information with care. “Personal information” is any information that could be used to identify someone, either directly or indirectly, such as a name, ID, email address or phone number. There are data privacy laws that prescribe how to responsibly collect, store, use, share, transfer and dispose of personal information, and we strive to comply with those laws everywhere we operate. Follow our policies and protect any personal information that is entrusted to you. Use it only in the way it’s meant to be used and don’t share it with anyone inside or outside of the community in an unauthorized manner. Practice good cybersecurity, too. Make sure you follow the processes and practices we have in place to protect our networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

Collaborative Assets. Be aware that anything you write, send, download or store on our systems is company property, and we may monitor your use—you shouldn’t have any expectation of personal privacy when using our systems. Information is also a critical asset. Confidential information and intellectual property represent the outcome of significant company investment and years of hard work. Trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, business plans, engineering ideas, databases, customer lists—when you help protect these assets, you help protect our competitive advantage.

Sexual Harassment Policy. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited by law and is a direct violation of our policy and culture. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. 

Company reserves the right to update the community code of ethics. Advisors will be given at least 60 days’ notice.