Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be accessible to all: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.


  • Be welcoming and open-minded. Others may not have the same experience level or background as you, but that doesn't mean they don't have good ideas to contribute. We encourage you to be welcoming and courteous to others in your interactions.

  • Assume no malice. We all make mistakes, and disagreements or differences of opinion are a fact of life. Try to approach conflict from the perspective that people generally mean well. This will promote a respectful and friendly atmosphere where people feel comfortable asking questions, participating in discussions, and making contributions.

  • Be clear. Communicating with strangers on the Internet can be awkward. It's hard to convey or read tone, and sarcasm is frequently misunderstood. Try to use clear language, and think about how it will be received by the other person.

  • On community channels like IRC and Slack, please avoid usernames that might detract from a welcoming environment for all.

  • We will exclude you from interaction if you insult, demean or harass anyone. That is not welcome behaviour.

  • Don't impersonate other people by copying their avatars, posting content under their email addressese, using similar usernames or otherwise posing as someone else.

  • Don't post other people's personal information, such as phone numbers, private email addresses, physical addresses, credit card numbers, or passwords. This is also a form of harassment as it may present safety risks or other harms.

  • Private harassment is also unacceptable. No matter who you are, if you feel you have been or are being harassed by a community member, please contact one of the core team members or any of the moderation team immediately. Whether you're a regular contributor or a newcomer, we care about making this community a safe place for you and we've got your back. Likewise any spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting or other attention-stealing behaviour is not welcome.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior that violates our Code of Conduct may be reported by:

  • Emailing team@gitfund.io.

  • Contacting moderators who are present in the venue where the behaviour is taking place, e.g. operators in IRC/Slack channels, organisers at offline meetups, etc.


These are the policies for upholding our community's standards of conduct:

  • Behaviour that violates our standards of conduct is not allowed.

  • Behaviour that moderators find inappropriate, whether listed in the code of conduct or not, is also not allowed.

  • Moderators will first respond to such remarks with a warning.

  • If the warning is unheeded, the person will be temporarily excluded from interaction, e.g. by being asked to leave the venue at meetups, by being kicked from IRC channels, etc.

  • If the person comes back and continues to make trouble, they will be banned, i.e. indefinitely excluded.

  • Moderators may choose at their discretion to un-ban the person if it was a first offense and they offer a genuine apology.

  • If a moderator bans someone and you think it was unjustified, please take it up with that moderator, or with a different moderator, in private. Public complaints about bans are not allowed.

The enforcement policies listed above apply to all public interaction spaces where our community is present, e.g. the various IRC/Slack channels, GitHub repositories, offline meetups/events, etc.

These are only guidelines; they do not modify our Terms of Service and are not intended to be a complete list.

We retain full discretion under the Terms of Service to remove any content or terminate accounts for activity that is "unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service." These guidelines describe when we will exercise that discretion.


This document is adapted from the Python Diversity Statement, the Rust Code of Conduct, the GitHub Community Guidelines, the Contributor Covenant, and the #node.js Policy on Trolling.