LibrePlanet:Code of Conduct
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So that the name 'LibrePlanet' is strongly associated with a clear goal, and so individual groups can cooperate and collaborate effectively, all LibrePlanet participants agree with this set of founding principles:
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This Code of Conduct applies to us as participants in any campaigns, projects, and communities affiliated with LibrePlanet and LibrePlanet groups and covers behavior in any related forum, mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, web site, public meeting, or private correspondence.
The LibrePlanet Code of Conduct exists to create a set of community norms for a comfortable and welcoming space for as many people as possible. LibrePlanet strives to be a safer space for marginalized people including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, trans*, transgender, transexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, and asexual) people.
Respect each another, as well as people outside or new to the community. This requires persistently maintaining our best behavior. While we discourage non-free software and cultural works, it is important that we are respectful when we encourage people to use free software and free cultural works. Failing to do so reflects extremely poorly on our movement.
Keep in consideration that our actions directly affect others, including colleagues and the public, and reflect on LibrePlanet's work as a whole. This includes many basic things like asking for help if unsure about something, or announcing when we leave a project and trying to find others who can pick up where we leave off. We are all working together for free software, and the success of our efforts depends on our ability to cooperate. Our contributions are all valuable and will be built upon by others, and in turn our work will depend on that of others.
The free software and free culture movement is first and foremost about social justice, so please be sure to have read our critical documents and understand our core philosophy. Frame issues and arguments in a way which is conducive to changing minds, not alienating visitors. People are unlikely to listen if they feel in any way like they're being attacked. They are much more receptive to ideas which presented in a positive and constructive way. Being respectful doesn't mean sacrificing our core ideals; we should always frame the issues we work on in terms of those ideals. That means using language that foregrounds freedom, like referring to the operating system we promote as "GNU/Linux", talking about free software rather than open source, and encouraging people to try distributions that are fully committed to freedom.
Be an ally.
Hate speech and harassment are oppressive behaviors which will not be tolerated. Oppression is any language or action that expresses, reinforces, upholds, or sympathizes with any system of social domination, including, but not limited to ableism, racism, cissexism, heterosexism, misogyny, classism, etc. These can take the form of personal attacks, trolling, baiting, spamming, intimidation, stalking, non-consensual photography or recording, repeated interruptions or major disruptions, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and verbal comments related to disability, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, body size, physical appearance, nationality, or religion.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, whatever measures are needed to make the harassed person(s) feel safe should be taken, including warning the offender or expulsion from the space. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please notify Kẏra and Libby.