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# Kea/ISC Code of Conduct

Like the technical community as a whole, the Kea team and community is made
up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers from all over the world, working
on every aspect of the mission - including mentorship, teaching, and connecting

Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication
issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask
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people to adhere to. This code applies equally to the core development team,
open source contributors and those seeking help and guidance.
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This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take it in
the spirit in which it's intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of
us and the technical communities in which we participate.

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Kea project or
Internet Systems Consortium. This includes chat, the mailing lists, the issue
tracker, and any other fora created by the project team which the
community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside
these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report
it by emailing []( For more details please see
our [Reporting Guidelines](

* **Be friendly and patient.**
* **Be welcoming.** We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports
  people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to
  members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration
  status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation,
  gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief,
  religion, and mental and physical ability.
* **Be considerate.** Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn
  will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and
  colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making
  decisions. Remember that we're a world-wide community, so you might not be
  communicating in someone else's primary language.
* **Be respectful.** Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is
  no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some
  frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a
  personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel
  uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Kea
  community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with
  people outside the Kea community.
* **Be careful in the words that you choose.** We are a community of
  professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do
  not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary
  behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
  * Violent threats or language directed against another person.
  * Discriminatory jokes and language.
  * Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
  * Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying
    information ("doxing").
  * Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
  * Unwelcome sexual attention.
  * Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  * Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then
* **When we disagree, try to understand why.** Disagreements, both social and
  technical, happen all the time and Kea is no exception. It is important
  that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember
  that we're different. The strength of Kea comes from its varied community,
  people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different
  perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a
  viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong. Don't forget that it is human to
  err and blaming each other doesn't get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping
  to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.

Original text courtesy of the [Django Code of Conduct](