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[alpine-devel] [DRAFT] Alpine Linux Code of Conduct

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 03:14:00 -0500


As I have mentioned before, I have been working on a proposed Code of
Conduct, in the spirit of previous proposals.

This is the first public proposed draft for the Code of Conduct. If
there is consensus, it will be implemented shortly after the 3.7
release occurs. Breaches of the Code of Conduct requiring third-party
mediation will be handled by a not-yet-created team. An actual
proposal putting the Code of Conduct into force and creating a
moderation team to handle issues surrounding it will be put forward
after the 3.7 release is published.

In effect, the goal of this Code of Conduct was to take parts of the
previous Alpine Code of Conduct proposals and merge them with other
Codes of Conduct observed in the larger Alpine ecosystem (Docker,
Adelie, et al).

It is hoped that this Code of Conduct will contribute towards a more
inclusive, friendly and diverse Alpine community. As such, I would
appreciate any feedback and suggestions to improve it.

A rendered version of the Code of Conduct is available at:

The plaintext draft Code of Conduct follows:


Alpine Linux Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies to participants in Alpine projects, such as the
Alpine Linux distribution.

Diversity and inclusion make the Alpine community strong. Anybody who wishes
to participate in the Alpine community are welcome as long as they follow this
Code of Conduct.

Our goal is to maintain a safe, helpful and friendly Alpine community for
everyone, regardless of experience, gender identity and expression, sexual
orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity,
age, religion, nationality or any other protected categories under applicable

Community Guidelines

1. The Alpine community is a public space. Remember that actions influence the
   public perception of the project.

2. Be civil and tolerant towards others.

3. Do not make things personal and do not take things personally.

4. Avoid foul or abusive language. As cultural standards differ, what may seem
   as a very mild statement can be perceived by others as highly abusive.

5. Avoid controversial topics unless directly relevant to the project, unless
   in an offtopic channel, such as the #alpine-offtopic IRC channel.

6. While conflict is inevitable, please work through the conflict in a
   transparent manner, so that all participants understand the resolution.

Explicitly Disallowed Conduct

1. Discrimination based on, but not limited to, gender, gender identity, race,
   nationality, sexuality, religion, age, physical disability, mental
   init system preference, body type or size is not allowed.

2. Bullying or systematic harassment of other participants is not allowed.

3. Inciting, supporting or otherwise condoning any form of discrimination or
   harassment within the project or towards specific project participants is not


This Code of Conduct is largely influenced by:

* The [Docker Code of

* The [FreeBSD Code of

* Previous [proposed Alpine Codes of



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