Please read our Code of Conduct draft and comment if you need to.
A growing and important movement in open source communities is to adopt a code of conduct, which generally governs behaviour amongst community members, and provides backing to enforce necessary actions if anyone within the community behaves in an unacceptable or unwelcoming manner. We haven’t had any problems, and we’d like things to stay that way in the future.
If the past is anything to go by, we’ll set this code of conduct up and rarely or never need to enforce anything, but it’s better to have clear guidelines in place and not need them, than vice versa. We’d also like to get this in place before anything happens, rather than as an obvious too-late response to an incident – not that we’re anticipating anything!
The draft we’ve put together is adapted quite closely from the Django code of conduct. We’re particularly grateful to them for licencing it under a creative commons attribution licence so we could re-use it.
Read the InterMine Code of Conduct draft here.
If you’d like more info about codes of conduct – why they’re important, what topics they cover, etc., please see:
- Open source guide to Codes of Conduct
- Code of Conduct templates for research laboratories
- Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines
Comments, or questions that weren’t answered by the links above?
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