(Adapted from the Open Source Feels Code of Conduct)

Short Version

The Maintainerati is dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Maintainerati are required to abide by the code of conduct.

Need Help?

Contact the organizers: coc@maintainerati.org or use the phone number found in the emails we send you.

NOTE: The coc@ email address currently goes to Jessie Frazelle. If you have a problem with Jess specifically, or would rather someone else deals with the issue, please reach out to David Calavera, Seth Vargo, Thea Lamkin, or Katrina Owen.

Long Version

Purpose

A primary goal of Maintainerati is to be safe, inclusive, and welcoming to the largest number of contributors, 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, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, socioeconomic status, race, age, or religion (or lack thereof).

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

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

Open Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

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 safe, welcoming, inclusive friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know. Tell an organizer or email them.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at Maintainerati are required to abide by the code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

The Maintainerati is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, socioeconomic status, race, age, or religion (or lack thereof).

Expected Behavior

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

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

Harassment

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Sponsors are subject to the Code of Conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff, including volunteers, should not wear sexualized clothing, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Harassment includes:

No weapons of any kind, drugs, or alcohol are allowed at Maintainerati venues.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors 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, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning and without refund.

Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff can be identified by their badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Scope

We expect all community participants (guests, sponsors, and contributors, paid or otherwise) 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.

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.

Contact Info

Contact the organizers via coc@maintainerati.org or use the phone number found in the emails we send you.

NOTE: The coc@ email address currently goes to Jessie Frazelle. If you have a problem with Jess specifically, or would rather someone else deals with the issue, please reach out to David Calavera, Seth Vargo, Thea Lamkin, or Katrina Owen.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.