The FIRE community is a mixture of professionals, volunteers, students and employees who collaborate to make FIRE and associated tools better. Different community members may fulfill different roles, including mentoring, teaching, or connecting. With such a large community, our size and diversity can cause increased communication challenges at times.
Please be careful in the words and phrases that you choose when communicating with others. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. If you think your conversation is making another community member uncomfortable, try to make amends and move forward. Avoid using colloquialisms or words and phrases that may have subjective connotations, especially for non-native speakers.
The FIRE community convenes in many virtual spaces. Events that take place in public spaces, such as conferences and meet-up groups, will generally have their own code of conduct. In those cases, the guidelines for a specific event should be followed.
As you are working with other members of the community, please keep in mind the following guidelines, which apply equally to founders, employees, mentors, contributors, or anyone who is seeking help and guidance.
The following list is not exhaustive:
Always keep in mind that:
Harassment comes in many forms, including but not limited to: offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, and sexual images. Harassment also includes: stalking, persistent following, intrusive or otherwise unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Harassment and other exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
Disagreements happen all the time. When they occur, we seek to resolve disagreements and differing views constructively and with the help of the community and community processes. When disagreements escalate, we ask our community advocates to step in to moderate, mediate, and help resolve tense situations.
The FIRE support team are well-informed and trained on how to deal with incidents. Report the incident to [email protected] and try to include the following:
If you feel your safety is in jeopardy please do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement.
Crafting a list of quid-pro-quo punitive actions would be inadequate and incomplete. We will do our best to enumerate the common punitive actions here, but each incident will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. As patterns emerge this section may be updated to include some suggested punitive actions.
Our first response is always to ensure the immediate safety and well being of all parties involved. In the ideal case, an attempt to stop and prevent the violation behavior would be made before any punitive action is decided.
When punitive action is warranted, some examples may include:
In severe cases, we reserve the right to ban immediately without warning.
A user subjected to punitive action may appeal the action by emailing [email protected] with the contents of their appeal.
This Code of Conduct was forked from the Hashicorp policy which in turn was forked from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This document was also inspired by the Chef community guidelines.
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