CoC use

Hi! I’m working on a new Code of Conduct for a new Discourse community. CoC work is something I am no stranger to. Some of my past work includes, which is used by a few companies.

There are a few parts of the GitHub Community Forum Code of Conduct that I’d love to adopt.

I was wondering, is there any license on it?

Of course, I will give credit to it, but I also just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any type of limiting license. Thanks!

Hi @tbarn,

This post was moved to a different board that fits your topic of discussion a bit better. This means you’ll get better engagement on your post, and it keeps our Community organized so users can more easily find information.

To answer your question, we actually highly recommend doing this! The Community Forum Code of Conduct is based largely off of GitHub’s own Community Guidelines and we have a help doc that walks you through the process of adding a CoC to a project (and also mentions researching other open source Codes of Conduct to find inspiration for your own).

So, I guess the tl;dr version would be: Yeah! Please do take and utilize whatever parts of our CoC work for you and your project.

Let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help with anything else.




You may be interested in the GitHub site-policy repository, including the Community Guidelines that @nadiajoyce mentioned. As you can see, the contents of that repository are licensed under CC0-1.0 if you wanted any license specifics. We don’t have a formal license on our Community Forum code of conduct, but that’s a great idea and something that I’ll look into adding to make this process smoother for others 👍As @nadiajoyce said though, don’t let the lack of a formal license on the Community Forum code of conduct stop you from borrowing from it.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Thanks for both of y’all’s response! 

I’m working on a hybrid solution based on the past work I’ve done and including a couple of things I saw in GitHub’s Community Guidelines. I usually do a “Sources” section, so I will just share a link there, similar to this one I created a couple of years ago:

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