Update July 6, 2012 - Final draft version submitted to the Drupal Association: http://groups.drupal.org/node/235308#comment-781048
Here's the revised draft of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct based on community feedback and input to the original draft. Please offer your comments, questions, and suggestions below.
In order to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to provide feedback, we'll be leaving comments open through at least 12pm (noon) Central US Time on June 11. If no significant changes are required, the finalized draft could be presented to the Drupal Association as early as June 12, but if we need to make additional changes, then the timeline will be extended as necessary to ensure that as many people as possible can participate in the process and that all voices are heard.
In addition to all of the folks who have helped with the development of the code so far and everyone who participated in the discussion online, I also want to publicly thank a few individuals who provided information and context that was particularly helpful in the development of this version of the draft: MortenDK, Paul Johnson, Jeff Eaton, Donna Benjamin, and Tiffany Farriss.
I understand that we're dealing with some difficult issues that have a very personal impact on many people; I would ask those of you participating in the discussion to please continue to keep an open mind and consider the perspectives and experiences of others. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or perspectives that you'd like to share privately, please feel free to reach out to me directly or on Twitter (@gdemet).
DrupalCon Code of Conduct
DrupalCon brings together people from around the world who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. Many attendees at DrupalCon are newcomers evaluating both our platform and our community.
The Drupal Code of Conduct (http://drupal.org/dcoc) outlines our shared ideals and values. This document expresses how we hope to make these ideals real at our conferences and other events. Our goal is to ensure that all participants can freely and openly share ideas in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment that encourages and inspires mutual respect and collaboration.
Come for the software, stay for the community.
Drupal would simply not exist without its community. We want all attendees at DrupalCon to have an awesome experience, both in and out of formal conference sessions.
The purpose of this document is not to restrict the diversity of ideas and expression in the Drupal community; rather, it's to raise awareness of the potential for actions that could alienate valuable members — and potential members — of the community.
DrupalCon is an international event that attracts diverse people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We acknowledge that cross-cultural communication can often be complicated and encourage everyone to consider both the impact of their actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences and the honest intentions of those who may have unknowingly caused offense.
One of the greatest strengths of the Drupal community is our inclusiveness. Making all attendees feel welcome and included at DrupalCon is everyone’s job, including exhibitors and sponsors. If you are sponsoring DrupalCon and have questions or concerns about working with our community, please reach out to Sales & Business Development Director Megan Sanicki [contact info]
Sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants should strive to treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of their culture, religion, physical appearance, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
If and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves whenever possible. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect.
When we disagree, we consult others.
If people are unable to work out issues between themselves, they are encouraged to seek the advice of a mutually trusted third party or a designated community volunteer [contact info] to help mediate.
When we need it, we ask for help.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify a conference staff member. Likewise, please immediately notify a staff member if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.
If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:
[DrupalCon Staff Member]
[DrupalCon Staff Member]
[DrupalCon Staff Member]
The DrupalCon team wants everyone to feel safe for the duration of the conference. If necessary, conference staff are empowered to take appropriate actions that may include, but are not limited to, warnings, expulsion from the conference without refund, and referrals to venue security or local law enforcement.
We’re all in this together
Thanks for making DrupalCon awesome for everyone!
The DrupalCon Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and is available for others to use and adapt for their own events.