MariaDB is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming and harassment-free space and experience for all community participants to learn together.
We are a diverse community. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexuality, disability, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, educational background and level of experience, preferred programming language(s), ethnicity, nationality, age and religious affiliation.
Whether you are contributing to MariaDB’s open source repositories, attending a MariaDB event online or offline, taking part in discussions in our community spaces such as the MariaDB Community Slack, or communicating one-on-one with other community members, you agree to abide by the following rules.
Approach interactions with thoughtfulness and care
Use welcoming and inclusive language. For example, use non-gender-specific nouns for addressing groups of people (such as “folks,” “people” or “friends”). Always ask if you are unsure how someone would like to be addressed (such as their preferred name or pronouns). Be mindful that you may be communicating with others whose first language is not English.
Choose collaboration over conflict
In the MariaDB community, we strive to work together to solve problems and celebrate successes. We also understand that working with technology can be challenging, and can cause a lot of frustration. In these situations, remember that everyone in the MariaDB community is a real person, and deserves to be treated with respect at all times.
Be mindful that much of the community interaction and discussion happens asynchronously due to the nature of our global community, and that we will work together to solve problems and correct mistakes as soon as we can.
No one is expected to know everything and not make mistakes. Sometimes, even the most well-meaning intentions may result in unwanted outcomes – but how we respond to criticism is important. If someone criticizes our conduct or points out ways we have caused harm to someone, we listen without taking it personally and work toward a resolution – together.
Represent the community in a positive, professional way
As a member of the MariaDB community, you are also a representative of the community. To this end, you agree to support the Code of Conduct in full, and alert community moderators of any behavior you witness that falls short of the conduct we expect.
Some MariaDB Community spaces may have additional rules in place, which are posted publicly for participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules. We invite all those who participate in the MariaDB Community to help us create safe, welcoming and positive community experiences.
Feedback is always appreciated! If you have any feedback or suggestions on how to improve the MariaDB Community Code of Conduct, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MariaDB Community Code of Conduct is a living document. It will grow with the MariaDB Community to ensure we are providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming and harassment-free space and experience for all community participants.