Code of Conduct - config repo (:github:)

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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, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

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

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

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.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. 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.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at The project team will review and investigate all complaints, and will respond in a way that it deems 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.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at

From @brucellino on Thu Apr 05 2018 13:08:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)

The code of conduct is especially important for this repo. This service is all about community, so we need to have a proper discussion and look over this carefully.

I’m adding the generic code of conduct here, as a starting point.

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From @enolfc on Fri Apr 06 2018 11:07:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)


Sure there are laws, but laws don’t remove nasty behaviour just by existing, so I think is nice we make an explicit call for being nice.

@gwarf I’m aware this political correctness stuff sometimes feels like avoiding free speech, but this is a EGI discussion forum, you can discuss anything you want about EGI, just be nice to other people.

(Bruce Becker) #3

We had a nice discussion, thanks @enolfc and @baptiste for the input.
To summarise :

  • the list of things people can be offended by needs to be open-ended.
  • the contact address for actual reports of breach of the code of conduct need to go to people who are not maintainers and who can deal with the report in an unbiased manner.