The Document Foundation Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines that explains to our contributors and users what behaviors and interactions we value.

This code apply to all the projects hosted at The Document Foundation and their communities, together with the bodies of the foundation, namely the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee as well as the team. The Code of Conduct is enforced by a Committee making decisions based on available information and using all available context.

The Code of Conduct does not seek to restrict speech or penalize non-native speakers of English. Instead the Code of Conduct spells out the kinds of behaviors we, as a community, find to be acceptable or unacceptable.

Submit a Report

Enforcement Procedure

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as The Document Foundation community pledge to collaborate in a respectful and constructive manner, and welcome everyone willing to join us in that pledge. We welcome individuals regardless of ability, age, background, body size, education, ethnicity, family status, gender identity and expression, geographic location, level of experience, marital status, nationality, national origin, native language, personal appearance, race and/or ethnicity, religion, sexual identity and orientation, socioeconomic status, or any other dimension of diversity.

Our channels, mailing lists, forums and posts should focus on The Document Foundation, its hosted projects and on free and open source software and content. We pledge to make participation in our projects and communities a harassment-free experience for everyone. We pledge to avoid personal attacks on others, and to avoid inflammatory language and speech that perpetuates discrimination.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

Our Responsibilities

The Document Foundation Board of Directors is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct in a fair and impartial manner so that The Document Foundation community members are able to participate in the different projects and their associated activities in a safe and respectful environment. To achieve this, the Board of Directors has delegated the task to a Code of Conduct Committee for clarifying and interpreting the standards of acceptable behaviors, responding to and investigating reports of behavior that is not aligned to this Code of Conduct and determining appropriate and fair corrective actions in response.

Within their respective areas of participation, community members with a moderation task have the right in their sole discretion and responsibility to remove, edit or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct. Those community members are expected to exercise these rights in alignment with the Code of Conduct.


This Code of Conduct applies in all online and offline projects spaces and in all online and offline spaces where an individual is representing the foundation, one of its projects, its community, or is acting as a community member.

Examples of acting as a community member include:

Reporting and Enforcement

Instances of behavior inconsistent with this code may be reported by contacting the Code of Conduct Committee by sending an email to the private mailing list conduct@documentfoundation.org or by reaching out individually to the members of the Committee. If the incident occurs at an event, the local event staff could be contacted in addition to contacting the committee.

All reports will be kept confidential and should also be kept confidential by the reporter. When we discuss incidents with anyone we will anonymize details as much as we can. This means that the identities of all involved parties will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise or we are required to make disclosures under the law. Additionally, in some cases, we may need to disclose this information to other parties at The Document Foundation, in order to execute on e.g. moderation.

Upon our review/investigation of the reported incident, we will determine what action is appropriate based on this Code of Conduct and its clarifying statements. An incident review will include communication with the reporter and the individual being reported and an opportunity for both parties to provide an account of the incident.

All complaints will be reviewed and will result in a response. Failure to follow this Code of Conduct may result in actions including, but not limited to, warnings, temporary suspension and in extreme circumstances, banning from The Document Foundation and its projects. Please note, we take all concerns/reported incidents raised seriously, and always try to act in a timely manner, and will always communicate with the complainant within one week.

We provide a guide for reporting a Code of Conduct complaint - see below. See also the Enforcement procedure we provide (also below).

Attribution and License

This Code of Conduct is an edited form of the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4 along with material from the PyCon Code of Conduct, the PSF Code of Conduct, the Fedora Code of Conduct and others, and our own process. [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Additional material is drawn from many sources, including: