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A template for communities to create a custom Code of Conduct and enforcement procedures.
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Code of Conduct and Procedures Templates

This repository contains markdown templates for:

  • A custom Code of Conduct
  • Incident Responder procedures for handling Code of Conduct reports
  • Reporter guidelines to set expectations around privacy and time estimates for handling reports

These templates are not designed to replace community effort around how a Code of Conduct incident response team will handle reports. Communities need to answer tough questions about how they will handle inappropriate behavior and conflicts of interest. Being transparent with your community about your processes is the best way to encourage trust.

Similarly, communities are encouraged to seek out training on how to support people who make Code of Conduct reports, and how to effectively follow up with someone who has been reported. There are several trainers who offer Code of Conduct process and enforcement training:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Where ever possible, original sources of text are attributed. Unfortunately, due to the nature of communities adopting similar language around the same time, it is not always possible to pin point the exact original source.

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