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The Fedora community is made up of a mixture of professionals and
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The Fedora community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers, working on every aspect of the distribution from coding through to bug reporting. Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they're using project resources.
volunteers, working on every aspect of the distribution from coding
 
through to bug reporting. Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it
 
can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we
 
have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they're
 
using project resources.
 
  
This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take
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This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended - a guide to make it easier to be excellent to each other.
it in the spirit in which it's intended - a guide to make it easier to
 
be excellent to each other.
 
  
Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in
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* Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will
 
affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences
 
into account when making decisions.
 
  
Be respectful. People volunteer to work on Fedora. Not all of us will
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* Be respectful. People volunteer to work on Fedora. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel
agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour
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uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Fedora community should be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with people outside the Fedora community and with users of Fedora.
and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and
 
then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal
 
attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel
 
uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the
 
Fedora community should be respectful when dealing with other
 
contributors as well as with people outside the Fedora community and
 
with users of Fedora.
 
  
When we disagree, we try to understand why. Disagreements, both social
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When we disagree, we try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Fedora is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.
and technical, happen all the time and Fedora is no exception. It is
 
important that we resolve disagreements and differing views
 
constructively.
 
  
Remember that we're different. The strength of Fedora comes from its
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Remember that we're different. The strength of Fedora comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong.
varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different
 
people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand
 
why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong.
 
  
 
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The Fedora community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers, working on every aspect of the distribution from coding through to bug reporting. Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they're using project resources.

This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended - a guide to make it easier to be excellent to each other.

  • Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
  • Be respectful. People volunteer to work on Fedora. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel

uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Fedora community should be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with people outside the Fedora community and with users of Fedora.

When we disagree, we try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Fedora is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.

Remember that we're different. The strength of Fedora comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong.