# Contributor Code of Conduct
The Zend Framework project adheres to [The Code Manifesto](http://codemanifesto.com)
as its guidelines for contributor interactions.
## The Code Manifesto
We want to work in an ecosystem that empowers developers to reach their
potential — one that encourages growth and effective collaboration. A space that
is safe for all.
A space such as this benefits everyone that participates in it. It encourages
new developers to enter our field. It is through discussion and collaboration
that we grow, and through growth that we improve.
In the effort to create such a place, we hold to these values:
1. **Discrimination limits us.** This includes discrimination on the basis of
race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, nationality, technology
and any other arbitrary exclusion of a group of people.
2. **Boundaries honor us.** Your comfort levels are not everyone’s comfort
levels. Remember that, and if brought to your attention, heed it.
3. **We are our biggest assets.** None of us were born masters of our trade.
Each of us has been helped along the way. Return that favor, when and where
4. **We are resources for the future.** As an extension of #3, share what you
know. Make yourself a resource to help those that come after you.
5. **Respect defines us.** Treat others as you wish to be treated. Make your
discussions, criticisms and debates from a position of respectfulness. Ask
yourself, is it true? Is it necessary? Is it constructive? Anything less is
6. **Reactions require grace.** Angry responses are valid, but abusive language
and vindictive actions are toxic. When something happens that offends you,
handle it assertively, but be respectful. Escalate reasonably, and try to
allow the offender an opportunity to explain themselves, and possibly correct
7. **Opinions are just that: opinions.** Each and every one of us, due to our
background and upbringing, have varying opinions. The fact of the matter, is
that is perfectly acceptable. Remember this: if you respect your own
opinions, you should respect the opinions of others.
8. **To err is human.** You might not intend it, but mistakes do happen and
contribute to build experience. Tolerate honest mistakes, and don't hesitate
to apologize if you make one yourself.