Pledge your respect and appreciation for contributors of all kinds to your open source project.
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Contributor Covenant

The most popular code of conduct for open source projects with over 30,000 adoptions.

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For an overview and usage instructions, please visit


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 Contributor Covenant.

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

brew install hugo

Then, from the repo root directory, start the development server:

hugo server -D


We're always looking for new localizations of 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 repo 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 repo.
  • Add a new row to the adopters.csv, 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 40,000 open source projects. For a partial list, see our adopters page.