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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Code of Conduct
Date Sun, 01 Aug 2010 15:25:34 GMT
I just added a FAQ item to the comdev site about code of conduct for ASF 
projects. The document I link to (in the incubator) is an excellent 
start. Over time I hope that the ComDev team can expand this kind of 

It won't have synced to the website just yet so I'll paste the content 
here for the benefit of the list:

h2. Is there a Code of Conduct for Apache projects?

Here at Apache projects are free to define their own code of conduct. 
However, it is common for new projects to learn from the lessons of the 
older projects. The Apache Incubator project has a wiki page for 
collecting [common elements of Apache project Codes of 

The Incubator document has some really useful for both the newbie and 
the old hands (we all fall into bad habits occasionally). The section on 
ASF Mottos is especially useful as a reminder of the way things are in 
most ASF projects. This section inludes such gems as:

* Put community before code.
* Let they that do the work make the decisions.
* If it didn't happen on a mailing list, it didn't happen.
* Don't feed the trolls.



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