Code of Conduct for Open Source projects

Code of Conduct for Open Source Projects

Code of Conduct for Open Source Projects

Un Code of Conduct for Open Source projects can be a clear and precise way to express and integrate up-to-date social and moral norms and / or values within our extensive and globalized development communities of «Software Libre y Código Abierto».

Although in many cases, some organizations, groups or communities, at some point have adopted some mechanism, protocol or pact of behavior and / or conflict resolution, what is currently accepted is the incorporation of a Code of conduct, for among many other things, solve possible lack of diversity that may arise, due to a null or low representation or participation of women, people of color and other marginalized populations.

Code of Conduct: Introduction

As in any group or association, sometimes, our communities or organizations that develop projects of «Software Libre y Código Abierto» may inadvertently, that is, unintentionally or unintentionally, become unwelcoming and sometimes hostile places for various people or groups of people, due to uncompromising positions or inflexible views by its administrators and / or members, with respect to the subject or objective discussed therein.

In other cases, situations may arise in which the violation is the participation or inappropriate referral of marginalized groups of people, by making assumptions about gender or race, by promoting the reinforcement of stereotypes through the use of sexualized or inappropriate language, or by demonstrating a lack of regard for the safety and well-being of vulnerable or marginalized people.

Code of Conduct: Objective

Purpose of the Code of Conduct

Therefore, a way to solve these possible social and moral problems within our respectable and beloved «Comunidades de Software Libre y Código Abierto» it is precisely be more free and open, favoring the inclusion of all types of people to contribute to them, and value them as complete human beings.

Without neglecting, fostering an environment of kindness, cooperation, and understanding for all equally. In short, we must keep in mind within our «Comunidades de Software Libre y Código Abierto» the adoption of a Code of conduct, a Taxpayers' Pact, a common standard for all, which allows us a way of expressing and codifying these values ​​and allows us to make them more welcoming, diverse and inclusive.


Code of Conduct for Open Source projects

As stated above, the adoption of these Codes of conduct It is fashionable, and among the best known we can mention the following, belonging to 3 technological giants of the group «GAFAM» that currently contribute to projects of «Código Abierto»:

  • Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct: In their code of conduct they describe the expectations of participation in the open source communities managed by them, as well as the steps to report unacceptable behavior. In it, they commit to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all. And where, they clearly express that people who violate this code of conduct can be expelled from the community.
  • Facebook Open Source Code of Conduct: In their code of conduct they describe the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment within the open source communities managed by them, committing to make participation in it a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, experience level, education, socioeconomic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion or sexual identity and orientation.
  • Google Open Source Code of Conduct: In their code of conduct they describe values ​​and objectives similar, if not identical, to the 2 above.

We can also explore other codes of Codes of conduct of freer and more open Communities, such as:

To know and explore many more Codes of Conduct for Open Source projects You can access the following link: Adoptors of Codes of Conduct from Contributor Covenant website.



We hope you are "small but useful post" on this interesting topic of «Código de Conducta para proyectos de Código Abierto», which lately has become very fashionable within the Organizations that work in the development of this type of projects, is of great interest and usefulness, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of and for «GNU/Linux».

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