New Decade, New Code.gov Code of Conduct

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Jan 14, 2020 · 3 min read
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As we reflect on a productive 2019 and look forward to a promising 2020, we felt it important to revisit our Contributor Code of Conduct aka the “Rules of the Road” here at Code.gov. Code.gov is America’s code. As we continue to build this community it is important that we provide an environment that fosters creativity, learning and collaboration.

Since our inception three years ago, Code.gov has grown tremendously. The growth of our community means greater diversity in all aspects. Therefore it was important for us to update our Code of Conduct to reflect our growing community. We have written a collection of rules, principles, values to better help govern the expectations and behavior of the Code.gov community that we believe will be the foundation of creating great code. Having done extensive research and consulted with legal counsel, our team considers this document the “gold standard,” that will allow for a safe space to create amazing content.

Our differences are what make us great and allows us to produce great code, so let’s be careful to respect each other. We are all working toward the greater good, so as we begin the new year and a new decade let’s simply be kind to one another. We can’t wait to see the great content that is yet to come!

Please review the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct below and let’s get coding!!

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

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.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

Our Responsibilities

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.

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.

Scope

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.

Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at code@gsa.gov. 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.

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.

Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see https://www.contributor-covenant.org/faq

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