Having a Code of Conduct (CoC) for Funkwhale has been in my mind for months, and I’m proud to announce we are ready to submit our first draft. @gordon and I started the initial work, and @ginnymcqueen brought the whole thing to life, so many thanks to both of you, and to the other persons that got involved in the discussions
The idea here is to identify the remaining issues (if any) with the draft and help us fix them.
Side note: initially, we wanted to release the CoC at the same time as the non-profit. For various reasons, however, it makes more sense to have it right now.
FunkWhale Code of Conduct
FunkWhale (mission statement?)_______
anti-meritocracy statement from https://postmeritocracy.org/
To help accomplish this and in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as members of the FunkWhale community pledge to making participation in our community a harassment-free and respectful experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, technical preferences, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, socio-economic status, or sexual identity and orientation.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
Using welcoming and inclusive language.
Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
Gracefully accepting constructive feedback.
Focusing on what is best for the community.
Showing empathy and kindness towards other community members.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances, including when simulated online. The only exception to sexual topics is channels/spaces specifically for topics of sexual identity.
Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and/or personal attacks in messages or _____
Making light of/making mocking comments about trigger warnings and content warnings.
Any public or private conduct intended to stalk, harass, or intimidate other users.
Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person’s demographic, personal, or private data without express permission.
Posting and/or disseminating a person’s posts, private or public, including screen captures or any other content without express permission.
Continuing to engage in conversation or inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement to cease may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
Any attempt to present “reverse-ism” as examples of oppression. Examples of reverse-isms are “reverse racism”, “reverse sexism”, “heterophobia”, and “cisphobia”.
Intentionally posting or disseminating libel, slander, or other disinformation.
Any of the above even when presented as “ironic” or “joking”.
This Code of Conduct applies both within community spaces and in other spaces involving the community. This includes the FunkWhale __________ and any other services provided to members of FunkWhale, or by members on behalf of the community, private email communications in the context of the community, and any events where members of the community are participating, as well as adjacent communities and venues affecting the community’s members.
Depending on the violation, Admins/Moderators may decide that violations of this code of conduct that have happened outside of the scope of the community may deem an individual unwelcome, and take appropriate action to maintain the comfort and safety of its members.
When Something Goes Wrong
- list/info on various spaces (riot, gitlab, socialhub, etc)
If you see a Code of Conduct violation, you can let the person know that what they did is not appropriate and ask them to stop and/or edit their message(s).
If you are uncomfortable speaking up for any reason, or the other person does not immediately correct the issue, please contact a moderator/admin.
As soon as available, an admin will join, identify themselves, and take further action as necessary.
When reporting, please include any relevant details, links, screenshots, context, or other information that may be used to better understand and resolve the situation. Screenshots and other communications involved in disputes should only be shared in a private setting with the appropriate mods/admins.
Who to contact and how:
Or you can reach ___ via email: