In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we are committed to making participation in TE Hub a respectful and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuroatypicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, political affiliation, or religion.
Technical skills and community status make no difference to the right to be respected and the obligation to respect others. Newcomers and other contributors with limited experience in our community deserve a welcoming attitude and constructive feedback. Prolific contributions and technical expertise are not a justification for lower standards of behavior.
Every contributor, whether they are a new or experienced editor, is responsible for their own behavior.
In all interactions will be founded in respect, civility, collegiality, solidarity and good citizenship. This applies to all contributors and participants in their interaction with all contributors and participants, regardless of accomplishments, skills or standing in the community.
Respect is showing regard for others. In communicating with people, whether in online or offline, we will treat them with the same respect as we would want them to show to us.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Practice empathy. Listen and try to understand what others have to tell you. Be ready to challenge and adapt your own understanding, expectations and behavior.
- Always assume good faith, and engage in constructive, positive editing. Provide and receive feedback kindly and in good faith. Criticism should be delivered in a sensitive, constructive manner, and include concrete, measurable strategies for improvement.
- Respect the way that contributors name and describe themselves. People may use specific terms to describe themselves. As a sign of respect, use these terms when communicating with or about these people. Examples include:
- Ethnic groups may use a specific name to describe themselves, rather than the name historically used by others to describe them
- People with names that use distinct letters, sounds, or words from their language which may be unfamiliar to you;
- People who identify with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity using distinct names or pronouns;
- People who identify as having a particular physical or mental disability may use particular terms to describe themselves
- When meeting in person, we will strive to be welcoming to everyone and we will be mindful and respectful of each others’ preferences, sensibilities, traditions and requirements.
¶ 2.2 – Civility, collegiality, solidarity and good citizenship
Civility is a high standard of politeness in behavior and speech amongst people, including strangers. Collegiality is the friendly support that people engaged in a common effort extend to each other. Good citizenship means taking active responsibility for ensuring that projects are productive, pleasant and safe places to be.
This includes but is not limited to
- Mentorship and coaching: Helping newcomers to find their way and acquire essential skills
- Show solidarity: Look out for fellow contributors, lend them a hand when they need support, and speak up for them when they are treated in a way that falls short of our standards
- Recognize and credit the work done by contributors: Thank them for the help they have given you. Appreciate their efforts and give credit where it is due.
Harassment and other types of inappropriate behavior are unacceptable in all public and private TE Hub spaces. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Personal attacks, violence, threats of violence, threats of legal action, or deliberate intimidation.
- Offensive, derogatory, or discriminatory comments.
- Gratuitous or off-topic use of sexual language or imagery.
- Inappropriate or unwanted attention, touching, or physical contact (sexual or otherwise).
- Inappropriate or unwanted public or private communication, following, or any form of stalking.
- Unwanted photography or recording.
- Disclosure of a person's identity or other private information without their consent. Disclosure of some identifying information is not consent to disclose other identifying information.
- Inappropriate or unwanted publication of private communication. Publishing or reporting private communication or personally identifying information for the purposes of reporting harassment (as explained here) and/or in the case of whistleblowing, is acceptable.
- Harming the discussion or community with methods such as sustained disruption, interruption, or blocking of community collaboration (i.e. trolling).
- Discrimination, particularly against marginalized and otherwise underrepresented groups. Targeted outreach to such groups is allowed and encouraged.
- Using the code of conduct system for purposes other than reporting genuine violations of the code of conduct (e.g., retaliating against a reporter or victim by filing a report claiming their response was harassment).
In case of threats of harm and other urgent situations, notify the relevant authorities first (if possible) and email TE Hub via firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who experience or observe unacceptable behavior are encouraged to follow any of these steps
- Ask the person who is behaving unacceptably to stop. Make them aware of this Code of Conduct.
- Report the problem directly to email@example.com.
Reports can be as short as a notification with a link, but more information will help us understand what is happening. You can include:
- Your contact information (e.g. ORCID, and email), if you want to identify yourself.
- Your account of the incident:
- Where and when it happened.
- A description of the unacceptable behavior.
- Who was involved and who saw it happen.
- Whether the incident is ongoing.
- Any additional information that will help us fully understand the problem, such as previous incidents or special circumstances.
- Links to public records of the incident, if any.
- Screenshots showing what exactly happened.
Reports are processed confidentially.
¶ 5 – Attribution and re-use
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant (revision 49054013), the jQuery Code of Conduct (revision 91777886), the Open Code of Conduct (v1.0), and the Citizen Code of Conduct, along with the WMF Friendly space policy.
Text from the Contributor Covenant and the jQuery Code of Conduct is used under the MIT License (Contributor Covenant has changed its license to CC BY 4.0 now). The text from the Open Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The text from the Citizen Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Share-alike Attribution license. The overall text is under MediaWiki.org's standard license (CC BY-SA 3.0).
We value each other's contributions and each contributor's commitment to making our technical spaces friendly spaces for everyone. We encourage other projects to adopt and adapt this code of conduct. (In fact, this Code of Conduct is derived from the one found at wikimedia.org)