The Hacker Pledge v1.0
The Hacker Pledge is a public commitment from a company to provide a hacker-friendly workplace for its employees so they can thrive and continue improving their skills, to their common benefit.
As a company, we pledge to support:
- Initiative & curiosity
We expect hackers to be creative, contribute product ideas, and challenge the status quo. We encourage them to read tech news, explore new software, and attend a few events a year on work time to keep their skills up-to-date.
- High-productivity working conditions
We let hackers choose the best tools available, both software and hardware. To avoid interrupts and foster high-quality work, we provide an environment as calm and stress-free as possible.
- Openness & freedom of speech
We encourage our staff to share ideas and knowledge about technology through meetups and exchanges with other hackers, while respecting the company's expectations for confidentiality.
- Giving back to the community
Given how essential Free Software is to a hacker's work, we strive to give back by contributing upstream, open-sourcing internal projects, and sponsoring conferences or community organizations.
How to contribute
This is a community-driven project, and we welcome all contributions directly on GitHub as Pull Requests on the README.md file. Please explain the rationale behind your ideas a bit more than you would for a regular PR though ;)
(Contributions on wording & style are also welcome.)
We will get a panel of highly respected hackers to act as moral authority in case of unresolved debates.