Participants at FOSS4G-Europe 2017 are expected to act respectfully toward others in accordance with the OSGeo code of conduct.


This code of conduct governs how we behave in any OSGeo event and whenever we will be judged by our actions. We expect it to be honored by everyone who participates in the FOSS4G-Europe 2017.

This code is not exhaustive or complete. It serves to distill our common understanding of a collaborative, shared environment and goals. We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter, so that it can enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.

Diversity statement

OSGeo welcomes and encourages participation by everyone. We are committed to being a community that everyone feels good about joining, and we will always work to treat everyone well. No matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you: we welcome you.


Harassment and other exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Personal insults or discriminatory jokes and language, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
  • Offensive comments, excessive or unnecessary profanity.
  • Intimidation, violent threats or demands.
  • Sustained disruption of sessions or events.
  • Stalking, harassing photography or recording.
  • Unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.
  • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
  • Sharing private content, such as emails sent privately or non-publicly, or unlogged forums such as IRC channel history.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Reporting guidelines

If you believe someone is breaking this code of conduct, you may reply to them, and point to this code of conduct. Such messages may be in public or in private, whatever is most appropriate. Assume good faith; it is more likely that participants are unaware of their bad behaviour than that they intentionally try to degrade the quality of the discussion. Should there be difficulties in dealing with the situation, you may report your concerns to the FOSS4G-Europe 2017 staff. Serious or persistent offenders may be expelled from the event by the organizers.