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?
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.
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
That was very helpful indeed.
Thanks very much,
Ours are publicly available, so feel free to take a look.
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.