Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct

[This guidelines are largely inspired by the Mozilla participation guidelines]

Respect each other’s ideas, styles and viewpoints. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor manners when communicating with other contributors either via tickets or posts. Be open to different possibilities and to being wrong. Be kind in all interactions and communications, especially when debating the merits of different options. Be aware of your impact and how intense interactions may be affecting people. Be direct, constructive and positive. Take responsibility for your impact and your mistakes – if someone says they have been harmed through your words or actions, listen carefully, apologize sincerely, and correct the behavior going forward.

We must be able to speak directly when we disagree and when we think we need to improve. . Doing so respectfully is hard, doing so when others don’t seem to be listening is harder, and hearing such comments when one is the recipient can be even harder still. We need to be honest and direct, as well as respectful.

Diversity of views and of people on teams powers innovation. Provide alternative ways to contribute or participate when possible.

Understand Different Perspectives. Your main goal has to be open to ideas that make your own ideas better.

Be respectful of people with different cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs. Work to eliminate your own biases, prejudices and discriminatory practices.

Your actions influence others to behave and respond in ways that are proportional and appropriate. Spoke with the others as you wish they should spoke to you.

Behavior That Will Not Be Tolerated

The following behaviours are considered to be unacceptable under these guidelines.

Violence and threats of violence are not acceptable - online or offline.

Attacking someone for their opinions, beliefs and ideas is not acceptable. It is not okay to insult, demean or belittle others. It is important to speak directly when we disagree and when we think we need to improve, but such discussions must be conducted respectfully and professionally, remaining focused on the issue at hand.

Influencing crowd actions that cause hostility in the session. Sustained disruption of events, forums, or meetings, including talks and presentations, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. Violation of these guidelines can result in you being ask to leave an event or online space, either temporarily or for the duration of the event, or being banned from participation in spaces, or future events and activities in perpetuity.