Code of Conduct

The Palace Project community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers from all over the world,  working on every aspect of the library mission..

Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and misunderstandings or frustrations. But to help avoid this, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to founders, mentors and those seeking help and guidance about The Palace Project.

This isn’t an exhaustive “no-no list.” Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to help us all navigate and coexist happily in a very technical and passionate endeavor.

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by The Palace Project project. This includes Slack, email, GitHub, Community Hub, issue trackers, public events, and any other forums created by the project team which the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by emailing For more details please see our Reporting Guidelines

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming. Like libraries, we strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. Including but not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, 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. Your work and knowledge will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work and knowledge of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we're a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else's primary language.
  • 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 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. Members of The Palace Project community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outsideThe Palace Project community.
  • Be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
    • Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
  • When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and libraries or The Palace Project is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of libraries and The Palace Project comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.

Some of the original text and structure were inspired by the Django OSS Foundation Code of Conduct.


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