1# FreeCAD Project Code of Conduct
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3## Statement
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5The FreeCAD Project community covers people from a wide variety of countries,
6backgrounds and positions. This global diversity is a great strength of the
7project, but can also lead to communication issues, which may in turn cause
8unhappiness. To maximise happiness of the project community taken as a whole,
9all members (whether users, contributors or committers) are expected to abide
10by the project's code of conduct. At a high level the code can be summarized
11as *"be excellent to each other"*. Expanding on this:
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13* **Be respectful**: disagreements between people are to be expected and are
14  usually the sign of healthy debate and engagement. Disagreements can lead to
15  frustration and even anger for some members. Turning to personal insults,
16  intimidation or threatening behaviour does not improve the situation though.
17  Participants should thus take care to ensure all communications /
18  interactions stay professional at all times.
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20* **Be considerate**: remember that the community has members with a diverse
21  background many of whom have English as a second language. What might appear
22  impolite, may simply be a result of a lack of knowledge of the English
23  language. Bear in mind that actions will have an impact on other community
24  members and the project as a whole, so take potential consequences into
25  account before pursuing a course of action.
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27* **Be forgiving**: humans are fallible and as such prone to make mistakes and
28  inexplicably change their positions at times. Don't assume that other members
29  are acting with malicious intent. Be prepared to forgive people who make
30  mistakes and assist each other in learning from them. Playing a blame game
31  doesn't help anyone.
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34## Our Responsibilities
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36Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable
37behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in
38response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
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40Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or
41reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions
42that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or
43permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate,
44threatening, offensive, or harmful.
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46## Scope
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48This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces
49when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of
50representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail
51address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed
52representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be
53further defined and clarified by project maintainers.
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55## Enforcement
56
57Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be
58reported by contacting any of the community admins or moderators at 
59https://forum.freecadweb.org/memberlist.php?mode=team . All
60complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that
61is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is
62obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
63Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
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65Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good
66faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other
67members of the project's leadership.
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69## Attribution
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71This Code of Conduct is adapted from the [Contributor Covenant][homepage], version 1.4,
72available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html
73and the [libvirt Code of Conduct][libvirtcoc], available at https://libvirt.org/governance.html.
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75[homepage]: https://www.contributor-covenant.org
76[libvirtcoc]: https://libvirt.org/governance.html
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78For answers to common questions about the Contributor Covenant, see
79https://www.contributor-covenant.org/faq
80