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Contributor Code of Conduct

The Abridged Version

The Bokeh community has been fantastic since the project's start. A one-line summary of this CoC is simply a reflection of the community values already evident in practice:

Please be always kind and courteous. There's never a need to be mean or rude or disrespectful.

If you wish to bring something to the attention of the project team, please contact

The Longer Version

However, for the sake of decreasing any ambiguity, the details of this CoC are laid out explicitly here.

Our Pledge

We pledge to take responsibility for our own actions. If someone has been harmed or offended, we will listen carefully and respectfully, and work to right the wrong. In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

All of these serve to help the make the project better, but also serve to make the experience of participating in the project better as well.

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • Sexist, racist, and other exclusionary language.
  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment or intimidation
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior. Maintainers will seek input from all parties following any reports in order to make final determinations, and will encourage relevant individuals to right any harms committed to the extent possible.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or otherwise harmful.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project work spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at All reports will be reviewed by the Conduct Sub-committee and investigated and any appropriate measures will be taken. The project team commits to maintaining confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith will face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project's leadership.


In the event it is necessary to make a report involving someone on the NumFocus committee itself, please use the general NumFocus CoC reporting form.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at


Date Change
2019-03-01 Updated reporting email to
2020-05-03 Link to conduct subcommittee and NF CoC form for escalation
2020-05-04 Typos and minor word edits