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# Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct governs how we behave in public or in private
whenever the project will be judged by our actions.
We expect it to be honored by everyone who represents the project
officially or informally,
claims affiliation with the project,
or participates directly.
We strive to:
* **Be open**: We invite anybody to participate in any aspect of our projects.
Our community is open, and any responsibility can be carried
by any contributor who demonstrates the required capacity and competence.
* **Be empathetic**: We work together to resolve conflict,
assume good intentions,
and do our best to act in an empathic fashion.
By understanding that humanity drops a few packets in online interactions,
and adjusting accordingly,
we can create a comfortable environment for everyone to share their ideas.
* **Be collaborative**: We prefer to work transparently
and to involve interested parties early on in the process.
Wherever possible, we work closely with others in the open source community
to coordinate our efforts.
* **Be decisive**: We expect participants in the project to resolve disagreements constructively.
When they cannot, we escalate the matter to structures
with designated leaders to arbitrate and provide clarity and direction.
* **Be responsible**: We hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
When we make mistakes, we take responsibility for them.
When we need help, we reach out to others.
When it comes time to move on from a project,
we take the proper steps to ensure that others can pick up where we left off.
This code is not exhaustive or complete.
It serves to distill our common understanding of a
collaborative, shared environment and goals.
We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter.
*The Alamofire Software Foundation Code of Conduct is licensed under the [Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License](*
*Some of the ideas and wording for the statements above were based on work by [Mozilla](, [Ubuntu](, and [Twitter]( We thank them for their work and contributions to the open source community.*
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# Contributing Guidelines
This document contains information and guidelines about contributing to this project.
Please read it before you start participating.
* [Asking Questions](#asking-questions)
* [Reporting Security Issues](#reporting-security-issues)
* [Reporting Issues](#reporting-other-issues)
* [Developers Certificate of Origin](#developers-certificate-of-origin)
* [Code of Conduct](#code-of-conduct)
## Asking Questions
We don't use GitHub as a support forum.
For any usage questions that are not specific to the project itself,
please ask on [Stack Overflow]( instead.
By doing so, you'll be more likely to quickly solve your problem,
and you'll allow anyone else with the same question to find the answer.
This also allows maintainers to focus on improving the project for others.
## Reporting Security Issues
The Alamofire Software Foundation takes security seriously.
If you discover a security issue, please bring it to our attention right away!
Please **DO NOT** file a public issue,
instead send your report privately to <>.
This will help ensure that any vulnerabilities that _are_ found
can be [disclosed responsibly](
to any affected parties.
## Reporting Other Issues
A great way to contribute to the project
is to send a detailed issue when you encounter an problem.
We always appreciate a well-written, thorough bug report.
Check that the project issues database
doesn't already include that problem or suggestion before submitting an issue.
If you find a match, add a quick "+1" or "I have this problem too."
Doing this helps prioritize the most common problems and requests.
When reporting issues, please include the following:
* The version of Xcode you're using
* The version of iOS or OS X you're targeting
* The full output of any stack trace or compiler error
* A code snippet that reproduces the described behavior, if applicable
* Any other details that would be useful in understanding the problem
This information will help us review and fix your issue faster.
## Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
- (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
have the right to submit it under the open source license
indicated in the file; or
- (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
license and I have the right under that license to submit that
work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
in the file; or
- (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
- (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
this project or the open source license(s) involved.
## Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct governs how we behave in public or in private
whenever the project will be judged by our actions.
We expect it to be honored by everyone who contributes to this project.
See [](./ for details.
*Some of the ideas and wording for the statements above were based on work by the [Docker]( and [Linux]( communities. We commend them for their efforts to facilitate collaboration in their projects.*
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# Governance
## Technical Committee
Projects maintained by the Alamofire Software Foundation
are jointly governed by a Technical Committee (TC),
which is responsible for high-level guidance of the project.
The TC has final authority over this project including:
* Technical direction
* Project governance and process (including this policy)
* Contribution policy
* GitHub repository hosting
* Conduct guidelines
* Maintaining the list of additional Collaborators
Initial membership invitations to the TC were given to individuals
who had been active contributors to Alamofire projects,
and who have significant experience with the management of open source projects.
Membership is expected to evolve over time according to the needs of the project.
For the current list of TC members, see [](./
## Collaborators
The [Alamofire/Foundation]( GitHub repository
is maintained by the TC and additional Collaborators
who are added by the TC on an ongoing basis.
Individuals making significant and valuable contributions
are made Collaborators and given commit-access to the project.
These individuals are identified by the TC,
and their addition as Collaborators
is discussed during the regular TC meeting.
> If you make a significant contribution and are not considered for commit-access,
> log an issue or contact a TC member directly
> and it will be brought up in the next TC meeting.
Modifications to the contents of the Alamofire/Foundation repository
are made on a collaborative basis.
Anybody with a GitHub account may propose a modification via pull request,
which will then be considered by the project Collaborators.
All pull requests must be reviewed and accepted by a Collaborator
with sufficient expertise who is able to take full responsibility for the change.
In the case of pull requests proposed by an existing Collaborator,
an additional Collaborator is required for sign-off.
Consensus should be sought if additional Collaborators participate
and there is disagreement around a particular modification.
See _Consensus Seeking Process_ below
for further details on the consensus model used for governance.
Collaborators may opt to elevate significant or controversial modifications,
or modifications that have not found consensus
to the TC for discussion by
assigning the ***tc-agenda*** tag to a pull
request or issue.
The TC should serve as the final arbiter where required.
## TC Membership
TC seats are not time-limited.
There is no fixed size of the TC.
However, the expected target is between 3 and 6 members
to ensure adequate coverage of important areas of expertise,
balanced with the ability to make decisions efficiently.
There is no specific set of requirements or qualifications
for TC membership beyond these rules.
The TC may add additional members to the TC by a standard TC motion.
A TC member may be removed from the TC by voluntary resignation,
or by a standard TC motion.
Changes to TC membership should be posted in the agenda,
and may be suggested as any other agenda item (see "TC Meetings" below).
No more than 1/3 of the TC members may be affiliated with the same employer.
If removal or resignation of a TC member,
or a change of employment by a TC member,
creates a situation where more than 1/3 of the TC membership shares an employer,
then the situation must be immediately remedied
by the resignation or removal of one or more TC members
affiliated with the over-represented employer(s).
## TC Meetings
The TC meets regularly on a Google Hangout On Air,
on a schedule decided by the TC.
The meeting is run by a designated moderator approved by the TC.
Each meeting should be published on YouTube.
Items are added to the TC agenda which are considered contentious
or are modifications of governance,
contribution policy,
TC membership,
or release process.
The intention of the agenda is not to approve or review all patches—
that should happen continuously on GitHub and be handled by the larger
group of Collaborators.
Any community member or contributor can ask that something be added
to the next meeting's agenda by logging a GitHub Issue.
Any Collaborator, TC member or the moderator
can add the item to the agenda by adding
the ***tc-agenda*** tag to the issue.
Prior to each TC meeting,
the moderator will share the Agenda with members of the TC.
TC members can add any items they like
to the agenda at the beginning of each meeting.
The moderator and the TC cannot veto or remove items.
The TC may invite persons or representatives from certain projects
to participate in a non-voting capacity.
These invitees currently are:
* A representative from [CocoaPods](
chosen by that project.
* A representative from [Carthage](
chosen by that project.
The moderator is responsible for summarizing the discussion of each
agenda item and send it as a pull request after the meeting.
## Consensus Seeking Process
The TC follows a
[Consensus Seeking](
decision making model.
When an agenda item has appeared to reach a consensus,
the moderator will ask "Does anyone object?"
as a final call for dissent from the consensus.
If an agenda item cannot reach a consensus,
a TC member can call for either a closing vote
or a vote to table the issue to the next meeting.
The call for a vote must be seconded by a majority of the TC
or else the discussion will continue.
Simple majority wins.
*Many of the ideas and much of the wording for the statements above were based on
[io.js Governance]( We thank them for their strong example of open-source governance.*
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Copyright (c) 2011–2015 Alamofire Software Foundation (
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
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