Inclusion is an important subject within AppSignal, in order to also show that to the outside world, all open source repositories that we maintain have a Code of Conduct.
We opted to use the Contributor Covenant originally written by Coraline Ada Ehmke. This is a widely used Code of Conduct adopted by the likes of Rails, Elixir and Google.
The full text of the Code of Conduct for our public projects is publicly available in our doc.
We as employees and management at AppSignal pledge to make participation in our company a harassment-free experience for everyone.
We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy company.
We pledge to be ethical and responsible when dealing with our company’s finances, products, partnerships and public image.
We pledge not to retaliate against anyone who reports or participates in an investigation of a possible violation of our code or policies. If you believe you are being retaliated against, you should contact a counselor.
Our values are the foundation for how we believe we should act in the world. You could describe this as our character, our non-negotiable principles.
Example: We act and speak in a way in private, that we would not be embarrassed about if it would leak into the public. With respect, truth and choosing to do what is right over what is easy.
Example: Ourselves: We only want roles in AppSignal with activities that have a meaningful impact on our company vision / mission and a positive impact on the world. We want to automate recurring and boring tasks.
Example: To the market / world: We don’t monitor projects that promote spam.
Example: We only close deals with customers, investors and others that enable us to maintain the course we''ve set out for ourselves.
Example: We work remotely, allowing our team members to choose where they live and to shape their work at AppSignal around their preferred daily routine, instead of the other way around.
Example: When you wake up, you should feel excited to work on AppSignal because the mission inspires you.
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our company include:
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
The people in the management team are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
The people in the management team have the right 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, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.
This Code of Conduct applies within all company spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the company in public spaces. Examples of representing our company include using an official email address, posting via an official social media account, or attending an online or offline event.
If you have questions about this document, please contact someone in the management team.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the people in the management team responsible for enforcement either in person, via phone/video call, or via an email. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.
Every person in the management team, and every counselor is obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.
Management will follow to determine the consequences of any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct. This can be a correction, an official warning, temporary suspension or termination of employment, depending on the impact of the behaviour, and the pattern of sustained behaviour.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0.
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