Be friendly, patient, and 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, color, 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. Our work will be used by other people and we, in turn, will depend on the work of others. Any decision we take will affect users and colleagues. We should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember, we are a world-wide community and we have a global base of users and contributors. Even if it is not obvious at the time, our contributions to the Clear Linux project will impact the work of others.
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 occasionally but we cannot allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. Remember, a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not productive. Members of the Clear Linux community should be respectful when dealing with other contributors, people outside of the project, and users.
Collaborate openly. Collaboration is central to the Clear Linux project and to the larger free software community. This collaboration involves individuals working within teams and working with other projects outside of the |CL| community. This collaboration reduces redundancy and improves the quality of our work. Internally and externally, we should always be open to collaboration. Wherever possible, we should work closely with upstream and downstream projects and others in the free software community to coordinate our technical, advocacy, documentation, and other work. Our work should be done transparently and we should involve as many interested parties as early as possible. If we decide to take a different approach, we will let them know early, document our work, and inform others regularly of our progress. Do not create private forms of communication that take away transparency or exclude other contributors and collaborators.