Code Of Conduct

Software Freedom Camp Code of Conduct

Software Freedom Camp, as part of the greater Free Software Community, assumes good faith on all those who wish to improve Free Software Projects. However, other experiences at other programs have shown us the need to adopt a Code of Conduct in which we state our expectations of all participants and organizers during the Software Freedom Camp.

This code of conduct applies to all participants of Software Freedom Camp, in addition to the FSCI Code of Conduct that applies to the FSCI community as a whole.

FSCI Diversity Statement

FSCI welcomes and encourages participation by everyone.

No matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you: we welcome you. We welcome contributions from everyone as long as they interact constructively with our community.

While much of the work for our project is technical in nature, we value and encourage contributions from those with expertise in other areas, and welcome them into our community.

Be excellent to each other

Software Freedom Camp is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. All participants are expected to treat all people and infrastructure with respect and help create a welcoming environment. If you notice behavior that fails to meet this standard, please speak up and help to keep Software Freedom Camp as respectful as we expect it to be.

Software Freedom Camp is committed to the ideals expressed in our Diversity Statement (above) and the FSCI Code of Conduct. We ask all our members, mentors, volunteers, participants and guests to adopt these principles. We are a diverse community. Sometimes this means we need to work harder to ensure we’re creating an environment of trust and respect where all who come to participate feel comfortable and included.

We value your participation and appreciate your help in realizing this goal.

Be respectful

Respect yourself, and respect others. Be courteous to those around you. If someone indicates they don’t wish to be photographed or recorded, respect that wish. If someone indicates they would like to be left alone, let them be. Our online spaces may be shared with members of the public; please be considerate to all patrons of these locations, even if they are not involved in the camp.

Be inclusive

By default, all material presented in the camp should be suitable for people aged 12 and above.

If you could reasonably assume that some people may be offended by your talk or presentation, please state so explicitly to the Editorial Team. In case you are unsure if this applies to you, please contact the Editorial Team at camp at Please note that you are solely responsible if anything is deemed inappropriate and you did not contact the Editorial Team beforehand.

Be aware

We ask everyone to be aware that we will not tolerate intimidation, harassment, or any abusive, discriminatory or derogatory behavior by anyone at any FSCI program or in related media.

Complaints can be made to the organizers by emailing camp-coc at All complaints made to camp organizers will remain confidential and be taken seriously. The complaint will be treated appropriately and with discretion. Should camp organizers or moderators consider it appropriate, measures they may take can include:

What does that mean for me?

All participants, including learners and mentors must not engage in any intimidation, harassment, or abusive or discriminatory behavior.

The following is a list of examples of behavior that is deemed highly inappropriate and will not be tolerated at Software Freedom Camp:

We want everyone to have a good time in our program.


If you’re not sure about anything in this camp Code of Conduct, please contact the Software Freedom Camp organizers at camp at

If you wish to report a violation of this Code of Conduct, please contact camp-coc at

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