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## Code of Conduct
We follow the [Contributor Covenant](/
We follow the [GNOME Foundation Code of Conduct](/
# Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct
# GNOME Code of Conduct
## Our Pledge
Thank you for being a part of the GNOME project. We value your participation and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to follow this Code of Conduct, and to show respect, understanding, and consideration to one another. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as
contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and
our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body
size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression,
level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal
appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
## Scope
This Code of Conduct applies to all online GNOME community spaces, including, but not limited to:
* Issue tracking systems -
* Documentation and tutorials -
* Code repositories - and
* Mailing lists -
* Wikis -
* Chat and forums -,, GNOME Telegram channels, and GNOME groups and channels on (including bridges to GNOME IRC channels)
* Community spaces hosted on infrastructure
* Any other channels or groups which exist in order to discuss GNOME project activities
Communication channels and private conversations that are normally out of scope may be considered in scope if a GNOME participant is being stalked or harassed. Social media conversations may be considered in-scope if the incident occurred under a GNOME event hashtag, or when an official GNOME account on social media is tagged, or within any other discussion about GNOME. The GNOME Foundation reserves the right to take actions against behaviors that happen in any context, if they are deemed to be relevant to the GNOME project and its participants.
All participants in GNOME online community spaces are subject to the Code of Conduct. This includes GNOME Foundation board members, corporate sponsors, and paid employees. This also includes volunteers, maintainers, leaders, contributors, contribution reviewers, issue reporters, GNOME users, and anyone participating in discussion in GNOME online spaces.
## Reporting an Incident
If you believe that someone is violating the Code of Conduct, or have
any other concerns, please [contact the Code of Conduct committee](
## Our Standards
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment
The GNOME online community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of:
* Using welcoming and inclusive language
* Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
* Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
* Focusing on what is best for the community
* Showing empathy towards other community members
* age
* body size
* caste
* citizenship
* disability
* education
* ethnicity
* familial status
* gender expression
* gender identity
* genetic information
* immigration status
* level of experience
* nationality
* personal appearance
* pregnancy
* race
* religion
* sex characteristics
* sexual orientation
* sexual identity
* socio-economic status
* tribe
* veteran status
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
### Community Guidelines
* The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or
* Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
* Public or private harassment
* Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic
address, without explicit permission
* Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a
professional setting
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
## Our Responsibilities
* **Be friendly.** Use welcoming and inclusive language.
* **Be empathetic.** Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
* **Be respectful.** When we disagree, we do so in a polite and constructive manner.
* **Be considerate.** Remember that decisions are often a difficult choice between competing priorities. Focus on what is best for the community. Keep discussions around technology choices constructive and respectful.
* **Be patient and generous.** If someone asks for help it is because they need it. When documentation is available that answers the question, politely point them to it. If the question is off-topic, suggest a more appropriate online space to seek help.
* **Try to be concise.** Read the discussion before commenting in order to not repeat a point that has been made.
Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable
behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in
response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
### Inappropriate Behavior
Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or
reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions
that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or
permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate,
threatening, offensive, or harmful.
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
## Scope
We want all participants in the GNOME community have the best possible experience they can. In order to be clear what that means, we've provided a list of examples of behaviors that are inappropriate for GNOME community spaces:
This Code of Conduct applies within all project spaces, and it also applies when
an individual is representing the project or its community in public spaces.
Examples of representing a project or community include using an official
project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting
as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of
a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.
* **Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.**
* **Sustained disruption of online discussion, talks, or other events.** Sustained disruption of events, online discussions, or meetings, including talks and presentations, will not be tolerated. This includes 'Talking over' or 'heckling' event speakers or influencing crowd actions that cause hostility in event sessions. Sustained disruption also includes drinking alcohol to excess or using recreational drugs to excess, or pushing others to do so.
* **Harassment of people who don't drink alcohol.** We do not tolerate derogatory comments about those who abstain from alcohol or other substances. We do not tolerate pushing people to drink, talking about their abstinence or preferences to others, or pressuring them to drink - physically or through jeering.
* **Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist language or otherwise exclusionary language.** This includes deliberately referring to someone by a gender that they do not identify with, and/or questioning the legitimacy of an individual's gender identity. If you're unsure if a word is derogatory, don't use it. This also includes repeated subtle and/or indirect discrimination.
* **Unwelcome sexual attention or behavior that contributes to a sexualized environment.** This includes sexualized comments, jokes or imagery in interactions, communications or presentation materials, as well as inappropriate touching, groping, or sexual advances. Sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Meetup organizing staff and other volunteer organizers should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
* **Unwelcome physical contact.** This includes touching a person without permission, including sensitive areas such as their hair, pregnant stomach, mobility device (wheelchair, scooter, etc) or tattoos. This also includes physically blocking or intimidating another person. Physical contact or simulated physical contact (such as emojis like "kiss") without affirmative consent is not acceptable. This includes sharing or distribution of sexualized images or text.
* **Violence or threats of violence.** Violence and threats of violence are not acceptable - online or offline. This includes incitement of violence toward any individual, including encouraging a person to commit self-harm. This also includes posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information ("doxxing") online.
* **Influencing or encouraging inappropriate behavior.** If you influence or encourage another person to violate the Code of Conduct, you may face the same consequences as if you had violated the Code of Conduct.
* **Possession of an offensive weapon at a GNOME event.** This includes anything deemed to be a weapon by the event organizers.
## Enforcement
The GNOME community prioritizes marginalized people's safety over privileged people's comfort. The committee will not act on complaints regarding:
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be
reported by contacting the project maintainer at All
complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that
is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is
obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
* "Reverse"-isms, including "reverse racism," "reverse sexism," and "cisphobia"
* Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone," "go away," or "I'm not discussing this with you."
* Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions
* Communicating boundaries or criticizing oppressive behavior in a "tone" you don't find congenial
Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good
faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other
members of the project's leadership.
The examples listed above are not against the Code of Conduct. If you have questions about the above statements, please [read this document](
## Attribution
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the GNOME Code of Conduct committee may take any action they deem appropriate. Examples of consequences are outlined in the [Committee Procedures Guide](
## Procedure for Handling Incidents
* [Reporter Guide](
* [Moderator Procedures](
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the [Contributor Covenant][homepage], version 1.4,
available at
* [Committee Procedures Guide](
## License
The GNOME Online Code of Conduct is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License](
![Creative Commons License](
## Attribution
For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see
The GNOME Online Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the [Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers](, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.
Additional language was incorporated and modified from the following Codes of Conduct:
* [Citizen Code of Conduct]( is licensed [Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License](
* [Code of Conduct template]( is licensed [Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License]( by [Otter Tech](
* [Contributor Covenant version 1.4]( (licensed [CC BY 4.0](
* [Data Carpentry Code of Conduct]( is licensed [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License](
* [Django Project Code of Conduct]( is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License](
* [Fedora Code of Conduct](
* [Geek Feminism Anti-harassment Policy]( which is under a [Creative Commons Zero license](
* [Previous GNOME Foundation Code of Conduct](
* [LGBTQ in Technology Slack Code of Conduct]( licensed [Creative Commons Zero](
* [Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines]( is licensed [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License](
* [Python Mentors Code of Conduct](
* [Speak Up! Community Code of Conduct](, licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License](
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