# Spacetelescope Open Source Code of Conduct
We expect all "spacetelescope" organization projects to adopt a code of conduct
that ensures a productive, respectful environment for all open source
contributors and participants. We are committed to providing a strong and
enforced code of conduct and expect everyone in our community to follow these
guidelines when interacting with others in all forums. Our goal is to keep ours
a positive, inclusive, successful, and growing community. The community of
participants in open source Astronomy projects is made up of members from around
the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is
through these differences that our community experiences success and continued
As members of the community,
- We pledge to treat all people with respect and provide a harassment- and
bullying-free environment, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender
identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality,
ethnicity, and religion. In particular, sexual language and imagery, sexist,
racist, or otherwise exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
- We pledge to respect the work of others by recognizing acknowledgment/citation
requests of original authors. As authors, we pledge to be explicit about how
we want our own work to be cited or acknowledged.
- We pledge to welcome those interested in joining the community, and realize
that including people with a variety of opinions and backgrounds will only
serve to enrich our community. In particular, discussions relating to
pros/cons of various technologies, programming languages, and so on are
welcome, but these should be done with respect, taking proactive measure to
ensure that all participants are heard and feel confident that they can freely
express their opinions.
- We pledge to welcome questions and answer them respectfully, paying particular
attention to those new to the community. We pledge to provide respectful
criticisms and feedback in forums, especially in discussion threads resulting
from code contributions.
- We pledge to be conscientious of the perceptions of the wider community and to
respond to criticism respectfully. We will strive to model behaviors that
encourage productive debate and disagreement, both within our community and
where we are criticized. We will treat those outside our community with the
same respect as people within our community.
- We pledge to help the entire community follow the code of conduct, and to not
remain silent when we see violations of the code of conduct. We will take
action when members of our community violate this code such as such as
contacting firstname.lastname@example.org (all emails sent to this address will be treated
with the strictest confidence) or talking privately with the person.
This code of conduct applies to all community situations online and offline,
including mailing lists, forums, social media, conferences, meetings, associated
social events, and one-to-one interactions.
Parts of this code of conduct have been adapted from the Astropy and Numfocus
codes of conduct.