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authorTails developers <>2015-01-16 16:44:13 +0100
committerTails developers <>2015-01-16 16:44:13 +0100
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- [[Calendar|contribute/calendar]] of releases, meetings, working sessions, etc.
+ - [[Code of Conduct|contribute/code_of_conduct]] of the project
- [[Contributors meetings|contribute/meetings]], and minutes from past meetings
- [[contribute/Low-hanging_fruit_sessions]]
- [[Marking a task as easy|contribute/working_together/criteria_for_easy_tasks]]
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+[[!meta title="Code of Conduct of the Tails project"]]
+Like the technical community as a whole, the Tails team and community
+is made up of a mixture of people from all over the world, working on
+every aspect of the mission -- including mentorship, teaching, and
+connecting people.
+Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to
+communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few
+ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they’re
+participating within this community and project. These rules apply
+equally to founders, mentors and those seeking help and guidance.
+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 policy applies to all spaces used by the Tails project. This
+includes IRC, the mailing lists, the issue tracker, the website,
+events, and any other forums which the community uses for
+If you believe someone is violating this policy, we ask that you
+report it by emailing <>
+* **Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.**
+* **Be considerate.** Your work will be used by other people, and you
+ in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take
+ will affect users and other contributors, 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
+ Tails community should be respectful when dealing with other members
+ as well as with people outside the Tails community.
+* **Be careful in the words that you choose.** 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.
+ - Sexist, racist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
+ - Exhibiting sexually explicit or violent speak or material.
+ - Publishing (or threatening to publish) other people’s personally
+ identifying information ("doxing").
+ - Recording, photographing or filming other persons without their
+ consent. Seek consent before recording. Also ask people who may be
+ seen or heard in the background. Similarly, don't publish private
+ communication without asking first, except if the communication
+ was unwanted (harrassment, threats etc). In doubt, you can ask us
+ before publishing something.
+ - 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 Tails is no exception.
+ It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views
+ constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of Tails
+ 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, please consider
+ offering your help in order to resolve issues and to help learn
+ from mistakes.
+Adapted from the [Django Code of
+Conduct](, that itself
+attributes it to the [Speak Up! project](
+If you have questions, feel free to contact us: