Participant Code of Conduct

Participant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a good experience.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, and healthy community that values the diversity of personalities, experiences, and perspectives. We pledge to NOT use immutable characteristics such as biological age, race, or sex, as a basis for inclusion/exclusion. Using surface characteristics such as these is (by definition) shallow, unethical, and often illegal.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing personalities, experiences, and perspectives
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but also for the overall community
  • Contributing knowledge openly and without an agenda so that is free from intellectual property claims


Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • The use of immutable characteristics (biological age, race, sex) as a basis for decision-making
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • The use of this Code of Conduct as a bludgeoning tool by those who seek to silence those they disagree with by making baseless allegations of misconduct
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject the content, comments, commits, code, edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.

Scope

This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include using an official e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.

Reporting

Remember, we encourage members to attempt collaboration before conflict. As such, we encourage community members to work out their differences and to not turn our community into a litigious courthouse. If you see instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise, unacceptable behavior you should first try to work things out with the individual(s) engaging in unacceptable behavior. Often times an unambiguous visage or a vocal, "Hey! Stop it. That isn't professional" will end unacceptable behavior.

That said, undesirable behavior can and will occur in almost any community and it is not always possible for individuals to work things out themselves. As such, complaints may be reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement at support@oceg.org.

All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Correction

Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. An apology may be requested (though this request itself will not be made public). Individuals unwilling to apologize for unacceptable behavior (confirmed by community leaders) may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

2. Warning

Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

3. Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Lifetime Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the project community.