A long-overdue item on our SustainOSS priority list is to generalize our Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct | A Space for Open Source Sustainers , “CoC”) from its current event-specific wording and scope to more comprehensively address expectations across all Sustain-governed spaces, and in particular, these forums.
To that end, we are in the process of talking to a range of folks, both within and beyond the Sustain community:
Within the Sustain community, we are reaching out to frequent posters and active participants, as well as those we think might have unique input on how we could and should update our CoC
Beyond our community, we are talking to other projects about how they created and/or maintain their CoC’s, and are drawing inspiration from a range of CoC’s already in place, e.g. the very collaboration-friendly Tails CoC: Tails - Code of conduct
We are posting to this forum now not only to share the above, but also to make a couple of asks/invitations:
If you want to have a short discussion to provide input on our process, just reach out to us directly and we’ll happily find a time to hear your thoughts.
If you are aware of good CoC’s, especially any that directly address online dynamics, we would love those links along with what you think is noteworthy.
And of course you are welcome to share other thoughts and inputs on this thread.
We hope it goes without saying, but we explicitly request that all replies to this thread be constructive, friendly and respectful.
Virtual discussions around CoC can sometimes be polarizing, and we want to model the healthiest and most constructive of Sustain ideals as we discuss this essential topic.
thanks, Richard and Gunner for the Sustain Organizers.