Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

OpenWISP aims to be a welcoming organization for contributors with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are devoted towards providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in OpenWISP to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

2. Open Source Citizenship

An additional purpose of this Code of Conduct is to boost open source citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to prevent the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

3. Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.

  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

  • Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

  • Refrain from demanding and expecting maintainers to offer you free support and/or free work. Maintainers are the most precious resources an Open Source project has and are a scarce resource. Acknowledge and recognize that they will not always be able to respond to all issues and all community support requests.

  • Refrain from name-calling and disrespecting other people in the community in any way, always maintain professional and respectful behavior.

  • Explain your technical issues in detail before requesting support.

4. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Throwing tantrums and disrespectful behavior directed at other users or maintainers in the public channels (mailing list, public chat, github).

  • Posting Spam and/or off topic contents.

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

  • Inappropriate photography or recording.

  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

5. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

We do not tolerate harassment of the participants in any form. Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

6. Reporting Guidelines

If you are being harassed, noticed that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact community organizers immediately.

Additionally, community organizers are available to aid community members to engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the situation of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

7. Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should get in touch with the OpenWISP community managers by sending a short explanation of your grievance.

Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.

8. Scope

All community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) must abide by this Code of Conduct in all forms of communications within the community such as venues, online and in-person as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

9. Contact info

10. License and attribution

This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Portions of text derived from the Django Under The Hood and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

Retrieved on April 08, 2018 from Citizen Code of Conduct.