A code of conduct is a document which sets out expectations for members of a community, with regard to how they will behave toward each other.
Important elements of an effective code of conduct include:
- Specific descriptions of common but unacceptable behavior (sexist jokes, etc.)
- Reporting instructions with contact information
- Information about how it may be enforced
Codes of conduct which lack any one of these items tend not to have the intended effect.
Communities/projects/etc which have a code of conduct include:
|Descriptions of common but unacceptable behavior?||Reporting instructions with contact information?||Information about enforcement?|
|GNOME||No||No||No (explicitly states code of conduct will not be enforced)|
|Joomla (derived from Ubuntu CoC)||No||No||No|
|TYPO3 (derived from Ubuntu CoC)||No||No||No|
|TwitterOSS (derived from Python, Ubuntu, and Mozilla)||No||No||No|
Related lists of guidelines Edit
Not quite project codes of conduct, but related community statements:
See also: Diversity statement