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A primary goal of Creative Commons is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
 
A primary goal of Creative Commons is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
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This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.
  
 
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our Slack community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
 
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our Slack community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
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The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:
 
The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:
  
* Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
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* Be friendly and patient.
* Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
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* Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
* Attempt collaboration before conflict.
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* Be considerate. Your work can 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 world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else's primary language.
* Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
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* Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior 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. Members of the Creative Commons community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the CC community.
* Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
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* Be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
* Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
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** Violent threats or language directed against another person.
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** Discriminatory jokes and language.
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** Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
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** Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
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** Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
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** Unwelcome sexual attention.
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** Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
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** Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
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* When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and CC is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of CC comes from its varied community, 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 that 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.
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* Moderators reserve the right to delete excessive self-promotional or commercial posts.
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* Content that has been identified as objectionable, inappropriate, or off-topic will be subject to deletion by channel moderators. Posters will receive a warning and risk being blocked from the channel if unacceptable behavior persists.
  
==Unacceptable Behavior==
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These decisions are made by Creative Commons in its sole discretion.  
 
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The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:
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* Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
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* Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
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* Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
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* Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing").
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* Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
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* Inappropriate photography or recording.
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* Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.
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* Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
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* Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
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* Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
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* Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.
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==Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior==
 
==Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior==
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Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
 
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
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If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.
  
 
==Reporting Guidelines==
 
==Reporting Guidelines==
  
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing info@creativecommons.org. Please read Reporting Guidelines for details.
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If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing info@creativecommons.org or pinging a CC staff member on Slack.
 
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Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
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==Addressing Grievances==
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Only permanent resolutions (such as bans) may be appealed. To appeal a decision of the working group, contact the Creative Commons staff at info@creativecommons.org and we will review your question.
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==Scope==
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We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
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==Addressing Issues==
  
This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
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Only permanent resolutions (such as bans) may be changed. To discuss a decision, contact the Creative Commons staff at info@creativecommons.org and we will review your question.
  
 
==License and attribution==
 
==License and attribution==
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This Code of Conduct is directly adapted from the [http://stumptownsyndicate.org/code-of-conduct/ Stumptown Syndicate] and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
 
This Code of Conduct is directly adapted from the [http://stumptownsyndicate.org/code-of-conduct/ Stumptown Syndicate] and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
  
Portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.
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Major portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

Latest revision as of 19:27, 6 February 2018

Code of Conduct

Purpose

A primary goal of Creative Commons is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our Slack community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in Creative Commons activities to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, please recognize their efforts.

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  • Be considerate. Your work can 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 world-wide 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 no excuse for poor behavior 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. Members of the Creative Commons community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the CC community.
  • Be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
    • Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
  • When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and CC is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of CC comes from its varied community, 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 that 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.
  • Moderators reserve the right to delete excessive self-promotional or commercial posts.
  • Content that has been identified as objectionable, inappropriate, or off-topic will be subject to deletion by channel moderators. Posters will receive a warning and risk being blocked from the channel if unacceptable behavior persists.

These decisions are made by Creative Commons in its sole discretion.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including staff and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing info@creativecommons.org or pinging a CC staff member on Slack.

Addressing Issues

Only permanent resolutions (such as bans) may be changed. To discuss a decision, contact the Creative Commons staff at info@creativecommons.org and we will review your question.

License and attribution

This Code of Conduct is directly adapted from the Stumptown Syndicate and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Major portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.