Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as contributors, members, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a pleasant experience for everyone; regardless of age, appearance, disability, education, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, or socio-economic status.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to a diverse, inclusive, healthy, and welcoming community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

✅ Showing empathy toward other people
✅ Being thoughtful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
✅ Giving and accepting constructive feedback
✅ Accepting responsibility for… and apologizing to those affected by… our mistakes, and learning from the experience
✅ Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of inappropriate and/or unacceptable behavior include:

❌ Sexual attention, advances, imagery, or language
❌ Trolling, insulting, or derogatory comments; attacks on personal, political, or religious beliefs, views, etc.
❌ Public or private harassment
❌ Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
❌ Any other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate and/or unacceptable in a professional setting


This Code of Conduct applies both within TOPC community spaces and in public spaces when an individual is an appointed or unappointed representive of the TOPC community in any public space. Examples of representing our community include using an official TOPC e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an official or unofficial representative at an online or offline event. TOPC representation may be further clarified and defined.

Incident Reporting

Incidences of inappropriate and/or unacceptable behavior may be reported to TOPC leadership via, or this form:

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Incident Enforcement

All incidence reports will be reviewed and investigated, and any resultant response will be deemed necessary and will be appropriate to the circumstance. TOPC leadership will maintain confidentiality with regards to any reporter of any incident. TOPC enforcement policies may be further clarified and defined.

Enforcement Responsibilities

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying our standards for… and expectations of… appropriate and acceptable behavior, and will take fair corrective action in response to any inappropriate behavior. Fair corrective action includes communicating reasons for moderative choices when appropriate.

Community leaders are responsible for removing, editing, or rejecting comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned with this Code of Conduct. Unacceptable behavior (abusive, dispraging, harmful, harrassive, illegal, threatening, or sustained inappropriate behavior) can result in temporary or permanent ban from the TOPC website site and/or Discord server.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these Enforcement Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Inappropriate Incident (one-time violation)

Defined: A one-time inappropriate language use or other behavior, with “inappropriate” meaning ‘unprofessional or unwelcome in the community’.

Consequence: A private, written admonishment/correction, from community leadership, providing clarity around the nature of the inappropriateness.

2. Inappropriate Behavior (sustained or repetitive, but not serious)

Defined: Sustained or repetitive inappropriate language use or other behavior, but not serious enough to warrant banning.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for future behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

3. Unacceptable Incident (one-time violation)

Defined: A one-time, albeit serious, violation of community standards, including inappropriate behavior (sustained or repetitive, and serious).

Consequence: Will result in a temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Unacceptable Behavior (sustained or repetitive)

Defined: Demonstrating a pattern of any unacceptable action(s), including: abusive, disparaging, harmful, harrassive, illegal, or threatening behavior.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, available at