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This page documents a community policy for Wikimedia technical spaces.
This is a code of conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces. It applies both within physical spaces, such as Wikimedia technical events and Wikimedia technical presentations in other events, and virtual spaces (,​, Phabricator, Gerrit Code Review, technical mailing lists, technical IRC channels, Etherpad, and other development-oriented spaces operated by the Wikimedia Foundation).
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we are committed to making participation in Wikimedia technical projects a respectful and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuroatypicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, political affiliation, or religion.
Technical skills and community status make no difference to the right to be respected and the obligation to respect others. Newcomers and other contributors with limited experience in our community deserve a welcoming attitude and constructive feedback. Prolific contributions and technical expertise are not a justification for lower standards of behavior.
Unacceptable behavior
Harassment and other types of inappropriate behavior are unacceptable in all public and private Wikimedia technical spaces. Examples include but are not limited to:
Report a problem
In case of threats of harm and other urgent situations, notify the relevant authorities first (if possible) and email the Wikimedia Foundation via emergency (more information).
People who experience or observe unacceptable behavior are encouraged to follow any of these steps:
  1. Ask the person who is behaving unacceptably to stop. Make them aware of this Code of Conduct.
  2. If you are at an event, report the problem to the event organizers, or a designated contact.
  3. Report the problem directly to the Code of Conduct Committee via techconduct You can also send a report to the Committee if you reported an incident elsewhere but were not satisfied with the response.
Reports can be as short as a notification with a link, but more information will help us understand what is happening. You can include:
Reports are processed confidentially. For more information, see Confidentiality.
Go to Code of Conduct/Cases to learn about how reports to the Committee are processed.
Attribution and re-use
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant (revision 49054013), the jQuery Code of Conduct (revision 91777886), the Open Code of Conduct (v1.0), and the Citizen Code of Conduct, along with the WMF Friendly space policy.
Text from the Contributor Covenant and the jQuery Code of Conduct is used under the MIT License (Contributor Covenant has changed its license to CC BY 4.0 now). The text from the Open Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The text from the Citizen Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Share-alike Attribution license. The overall text is under's standard license (CC BY-SA 3.0).
We value each other's contributions and each contributor's commitment to making our technical spaces friendly spaces for everyone. We encourage other projects to adopt and adapt this code of conduct regardless of whether they use Wikimedia technical infrastructure.
See also
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Last edited on 13 April 2022, at 21:54
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