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Contributor Covenant

The most popular code of conduct for open source projects with over 100,000 adoptions.

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Please feel free to submit pull requests or open issues to improve the language of this document or to provide additional translations.

You should also check the issues for the latest discussions involving the current and future versions of the Contributor Covenant.

To build the website locally, first install Hugo using your package manager of choice.
For example, on Debian/Ubuntu:

apt-get install hugo

or if you are using Arch Linux:

pacman -S hugo

or using Homebrew on macOS:

brew install hugo

Then from the repository's root directory, start the development server:

hugo server -D


We're always looking for new localizations of the Contributor Covenant and are thankful to the volunteers who spend their time on translations.

If you are interested in doing a translation, please follow these steps:

  • Fork the repository and make a branch for your translation.
  • If it's a new language, add it to config.toml, with a localized name and language code/optional region (e.g. pt or pt-br).
  • Create a markdown file with your translation in version/1/4/
  • Open a pull request.
  • We will put out a call to have one or more other native speakers review the translation.
  • Collaborate until the translation is satisfactory.
  • We will merge your translation!
  • HTML and plain text versions are automatically generated from your markdown file.
  • A link to your translation is automatically added to the translations page.

Adding a Project to the List of Adopters

  • Fork the repository.
  • Add a new row to the adopters.csv file, with the project name in the first column, and the project URL in the second column.
  • Open a pull request.

Examples of Projects Using the Contributor Covenant

This code of conduct has been adopted by more than 100,000 open source projects. For a partial list, see our adopters page.


The Contributor Covenant is open source and free culture released under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International public license.

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