Last updated November 7th, 2020
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the t2bot.io community, as well as steps for reporting unacceptable behaviour. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all, and expect our code of conduct to be honoured. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the community.
This code of conduct applies to conversation in any room within the t2bot.io community and commits and comments relating to any project in the t2bot GitHub space. If "t2bot.io homeserver moderator" (@abuse:t2bot.io) is a member of the room, this code of conduct applies to that room.
Our open source community strives to:
- Be friendly and patient.
- Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities.
- Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we're a worldwide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else's primary language.
- Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is not excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
- Be careful in the words that we choose. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviour aren't acceptable.
- Try to understand why we disagree. Disgreements, both social and technical, happen all the time. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we're different. The strength of our community comes from its diversity, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean they're wrong. Don't forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn't get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.
Harassment is strictly not tolerated, and can include the following:
- Comments relating to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, illnesses, appearance, region, political affiliation, religious affiliation, etc.
- Deliberate misgendering or deadnaming.
- Physical, simulated or otherwise, contact without consent or request to stop.
- Threats or incitement of violence of any kind, including encouraging suicide or self-harm.
- Deliberate intimidation, including stalking and following.
- Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
- Sustained distruption of conversation.
- Unwelcome secual attention, including off-topic images or behaviour.
- Patterns of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests cease.
- Deliberate outing of any aspect of a person's identity without their consent, unless needed to protect others from intentional abuse. Coercing someone to out themselves unwillingly is also not tolerated.
- Publication of private conversations without consent.
Complaints made to us must be:
- In good faith and not malicious in nature.
- Not regarding reasonable communication boundaries, such as someone saying "leave me alone" or "go away".
- Not regarding refusal to explain/debate social justice concepts.
- Not be regarding a perceived tone of conversation.
- Not be an attempt to incite oppressive behaviour, such as reporting someone for being of a particular identity.
We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.
Though our list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly welcome anyone regardless of identity, gender, age, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discimination of any kind.
We take a position on acceptable behaviour for our community as defined by this code of conduct. We will not endorse behaviour which is counter to this. We do not have a mandate to promote content which is associated with an entity whose position is incompatible with this code of conduct.
If you experience or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please report it by contacting @travis:t2l.io on Matrix. All reports are handled with discretion. If your report relates to TravisR themselves, please report it to matrix.org under their code of conduct.
In your report, please include:
- Names of any individuals involved. If there are additional witnesses, please include them as well.
- Your account of what occurred, and if you believe the incident is ongoing.
- The date and time of the incident (or just the start of the incident).
- Any additional information that may be helpful.
After filing a report, we will review the report, ask any questions we may have, and make a decision on how to respond. We will follow up once the relevant action has been taken against the accused, if any. We will not disclose who made a report without consent.