Code of Conduct

code of conduct

this code of conduct is based on’s Code of Conduct. Which was based on’s, which is in turn based on the Citizen Code of Conduct, released under the CC-BY-SA license. as such, this code of conduct is released under the same terms.


A primary goal of Joy Of Linux is to be as inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds, as possible. as such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

this code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

we invite all those who participate in Joy Of Linux to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

vision of Joy Of Linux

Joy Of Linux exists to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and fun place to explore creative projects and crafts of all kinds and to see an intentional digital community.

We are here to redefine the boundaries and meanings of community in a post-google era of the internet. we are here to provide and to create for each other a space free from the constant consumerist messaging the wider internet inundated us with. We are here to use the tools, which so often divide us to create art in a way which frees us from the consumer-producer dichotomy inherent in the wider culture.

for more information on Joy Of Linux’s vision, refer to the Mission And Ethics Page

to that end, Joy Of Linux strives to be a radically inclusive community where people of all backgrounds and all technological experience levels can come together for peer education, to delight in one another’s creations, and to make good conversation.

expected behavior

the following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • participate in an authentic and active way. in doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
  • exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • if anyone asks you to stop a particular kind of behavior, always err on the side of respecting their wishes. if you believe their request is unreasonable or unfair, ask an admin, but don’t respond with hostility.
  • be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

unacceptable behavior

unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any Joy Of Linux user online, at any related events, or in one-on-one communications carried out in the conduct of Joy Of Linux related projects. community event venues — physical or digital — may be shared with members of the public, so please be respectful to everyone at those locations.

harassment includes the following: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religious choices, or disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public places; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing recording; sustained disruption of the work of others; and unwelcome sexual attention.

consequences of unacceptable behavior

unacceptable behavior from any community member, including those with decision making authority or sudo access, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the Joy Of Linux admins my take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from Joy Of Linux (meaning your account would be revoked and ~ deleted) without warning.

if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior

If you are subject to or witness of unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please see the contact information below.

In addition, help engaging with law enforcement is always available.

addressing grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this code of conduct, use the contact information below to send a concise description of your grievance.


we expect all Joy Of Linux members to abide by this code of conduct while

  • publishing content hosted on Joy Of Linux
  • engaging in community activities, whether in cyber- or meat-space

contact information

Piusbird may be contacted privately at piusbird -at-