Open Source Hong Kong community is made up of members around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you’re working with members of the community, we encourage you to follow these guidelines which help steer our interactions and strive to keep Open Source Hong Kong a positive, successful, and growing community.
A member of the Open Source Hong Kong community is:
Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it’s on technical area, activities, or otherwise. We’re receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
Members of the community are considerate of their peers — other Open Source users. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
Members of the community are respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Open Source community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
Overall, we’re good to each other. We contribute to this community not because we have to, but because we want to. If we remember that, these guidelines will come naturally.
Please write to [email protected]. Alternatively, you may reach Mr. Sammy Fung.
Note: This Code of Conduct will be revised from time to time and updated on this page.
- Be respectful and considerate:
- Disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour or personal attacks. Remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable is not a productive one.
- Assume people mean well:
- Remember that decisions are often a difficult choice between competing priorities. If you disagree, please do so politely. If something seems outrageous, check that you did not misinterpret it. Ask for clarification, but do not assume the worst.