_“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”
Open Source Community Africa community is made up of members from around Africa, with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you're working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Open Source Community Africa a positive, successful, and growing community.
Members of Open Source Community Africa are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it's on PEPs, patches, problems, or otherwise. Focusing on what is best for the community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the OSCA community. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
We're receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.
Members of the community are considerate of their peers -- other OSCA members.
We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
We're accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The OSCA community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
Harassment of any participants in any form
Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
Violent threats or language directed against another person
Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop
Patterns of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
No weapons are allowed at OSCA events. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.
This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at events hosted by Open Source Community Africa:
Tutorial or workshop leaders
People invited to meetings or summits
The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:
Exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
Panel and presentation rooms
Hackathon or sprint rooms
Tutorial or workshop rooms
Poster session rooms
Summit or meeting rooms
Walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces
The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and applications, including:
Comments made on official event channels on Discord
Comments made on official event social media posts
Comments made on official conference apps
Comments made on event video hosting services
Comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags
Event organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Each event is required to provide a Code of Conduct Committee that receives, evaluates, and acts on incident reports. Each event is required to provide contact information for the committee to attendees. The event Code of Conduct Committee may (but is not required to) ask for advice from the Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team. Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team can be reached by emailing [email protected].
This Code of Conduct applies to the following online spaces:
The Discord Server
Code repositories, issue trackers, and pull requests made against any Open Source Community Africa controlled GitHub organization
Any other online space administered by Open Source Community Africa
This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in the official Open Source Community Africa online spaces:
Admins of the online space
All community members
Each online space listed above are required to provide contact information for any administrators/moderators to the Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team.
Each online space listed above is encouraged to provide a welcome message with a link to this Code of Conduct and the contact information for making an incident report [email protected] to community members.
Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team will receive and evaluate incident reports from the online communities listed above. Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team will work with online community administrators/moderators to suggest actions to take in response to a report. In cases where the administrators/moderators disagree on the suggested resolution for a report, the Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team may choose to notify the Open Source Community Africa board.
If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Open Source Community Africa Code of Conduct team immediately. They can be reached by emailing [email protected] or messaging Bolaji#3828 on Discord.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This Code of Conduct is based on Code of Coduct of the Python Software Foundation which was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.