Members of the Impresscms community need to work together effectively, and this code of conduct lays down the "ground rules" for our cooperation. In the Free Software world, we collaborate freely on a volunteer basis to build software for everyone's benefit. We improve on the work of others, which we have been given freely, and then share our improvements on the same basis. That collaboration depends on good relationships between community members. To this end, we've agreed on the following code of conduct to help define the ways that we think collaboration and cooperation should work


Ground rules

This Code of Conduct covers your behaviour as a member of the ImpressCMS Community, in any forum, mailing list, wiki, web site, IRC channel, install-fest, public meeting or private correspondence. The ImpressCMS Co-ordination Council will arbitrate in any dispute over the conduct of a member of the community.

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 we expect you to take those consequences into account when making decisions.

Be respectful

The ImpressCMS community and its members treat one another with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to ImpressCMS. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour 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. We expect members of the ImpressCMS community to be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with people outside the ImpressCMS project, and with users of ImpressCMS.

Be collaborative

ImpressCMS and Free Software are about collaboration and working together. Collaboration reduces redundancy of work done in the Free Software world, and improves the quality of the software produced. You should aim to collaborate with other ImpressCMS contributors, as well as with the upstream community that is interested in the work you do. Your work should be done transparently and patches from ImpressCMS should be given back to the community when they are made, not just when the distribution releases. If you wish to work on new code for existing projects, at least keep those projects informed of your ideas and progress. It may not be possible to get consensus from upstream or even from your colleagues about the correct implementation of an idea, so don't feel obliged to have that agreement before you begin, but at least keep the outside world informed of your work, and publish your work in a way that allows outsiders to test, discuss and contribute to your efforts.

When you disagree

Consult others. Disagreements, both political and technical, happen all the time and the ImpressCMS community is no exception. The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or differing views but to resolve them constructively. You should turn to the community and to the community process to seek advice and to resolve disagreements. We have the Work-Groups and the Co-ordination Council, all of which will help to decide the right course for ImpressCMS. There are community members who may be able to help you figure out which direction will be most acceptable. If you really want to go a different way, then we encourage you to make a derivative distribution or alternative set of packages available, so that the community can try out your changes and ideas for itself and contribute to the discussion.

When you are unsure

Ask for help. Nobody knows everything, and nobody is expected to be perfect in the ImpressCMS community. Asking questions avoids many problems down the road, and so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful. However, when asking a question, care must be taken to do so in an appropriate forum. Off-topic questions, such as requests for help on a development forum, detract from productive discussion.

Step down considerately

Developers on every project come and go and ImpressCMS is no different. When you leave or disengage from the project, in whole or in part, we ask that you do so in a way that minimizes disruption to the project. This means you should tell people you are leaving and take the proper steps to ensure that others can pick up where you leave off.

Modified Code Conduct

The ImpressCMS code of conduct is a modified version of that issued by the Ubuntu Project. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license ( You may re-use it for your own project, and modify it as you wish, just please allow others to use your modifications and give credit to the Ubuntu Project! <[Languages |Code of Conduct]> Category: Community Category: Development

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