Do you know of any publicly available community code of conducts?


(Gina Tyree) #1

I need to create a Code of Conduct for a customer support community. I’ve seen many in the wild, and would love to just pick and choose from them what I would include in mine, but that seems unethical. Does anyone know if there is a pre-fab code of conduct out there I can use?


(Sarah Hawk) #2

I think it’s ok to pull from lots of sources for inspiration – that’s pretty different to plagiarising.
There are also lots out there that are under Creative Commons (or other sharing) licenses.

https://indieweb.org/code-of-conduct-examples

Anything CC0 or CC-BY-SA

While looking for those above examples, I also found this: How to Design a Code of Conduct for your Community


(Dale Reardon) #3

That was very helpful indeed.

Thanks very much,
Dale.


(Gina Tyree) #4

Thank you @HAWK!


(Jessie Schutz) #5

Ours are publicly available, so feel free to take a look. :slight_smile:

https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203458766


(Regina Walton) #6

Sarah has already provided the Creative Commons link and some other great resources.

Here is a specific example of one code inspired by another. The Ubuntu Code of Conduct uses a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. The Google Developer Community code gives credit to the Ubuntu’s Code of Conduct, so that’s a good example right there.


(Gina Tyree) #7

Thank you!