There are codes of conduct for contributing to the open source foundations of the internet. Some of the biggest, most notable projects require adherence to the Contributor Covenant. The covenant is widely used and representative of an emerging consensus on codes of conduct for collaboration. The covenant is compatible with structural ideology, restorative practices, neurodiversity, the social model of disability, and real life. It acknowledges pipeline problems and the meritocracy myth.
With #MeToo, #ChurchToo, #ShulToo, and #EmptyThePews revealing pervasive abuse, harassment, and misconduct, more companies, churches, shuls, schools, and institutions need contributor covenants. We need to teach inclusive collaboration in K-12 and from the pulpit. We must stop raising GamerGaters who reject inclusion and pluralism. They destroy teams, communities, and democracy.
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making…
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