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+= Contributor Code of Conduct
+As contributors and maintainers of this project, and in the interest of fostering an open
+and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting
+issues, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or
+patches, and other activities.
+We are committed to making participation in this project a harassment-free experience for
+everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression,
+sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age,
+religion, or nationality.
+Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
+* The use of sexualized language or imagery
+* Personal attacks
+* Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
+* Public or private harassment
+* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic addresses,
+ without explicit permission
+* Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
+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 harmful.
+By adopting this Code of Conduct, project maintainers commit themselves to fairly and
+consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this project. Project
+maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed
+from the project team.
+This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an
+individual is representing the project or its community.
+Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by
+contacting a project maintainer at . All complaints will
+be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and
+appropriate to the circumstances. Maintainers are obligated to maintain confidentiality
+with regard to the reporter of an incident.
+This Code of Conduct is adapted from the
+[Contributor Covenant], version 1.3.0, available at
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## Contributing
+### Code of Conduct
+This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant link:CODE_OF_CONDUCT.adoc[code of
+conduct]. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report
+unacceptable behavior to
+### Get Involved
Here are some ways for you to get involved in the community:
* Get involved with the Spring community on the Spring Community Forums. Please help out on the [forum]( by responding to questions and joining the debate.
* Create [JIRA]( tickets for bugs and new features and comment and vote on the ones that you are interested in.
* Github is for social coding: if you want to write code, we encourage contributions through pull requests from [forks of this repository]( If you want to contribute code this way, please reference a JIRA ticket as well covering the specific issue you are addressing.
* Watch for upcoming articles on Spring by [subscribing]( to
+### Contributor License Agreement
Before we accept a patch or pull request we will need you to sign the [contributor's agreement]( Signing the contributor's agreement does not grant anyone commit rights to the main repository, but it does mean that we can accept your contributions, and you will get an author credit if we do. Active contributors might be asked to join the core team, and given the ability to merge pull requests.

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