Code of Conduct
These are the guidelines and directives for the members of Muellners Foundation.
Members of Muellners Foundation, volunteers and community members, performing open source research & development, organise themselves on different public forums over the Internet.
Read more on what the Foundation member's focus on when it comes to Research Areas.
Muellners Foundation recognises the following platforms for open communication and public facing communication records by the community members.
  1. 1.
    Public & Private channels on Foundation's Slack Memberspace
  2. 3.
    Mailing Lists of Foundation’s projects
  3. 4.
    Serenity Governance Platform
  4. 5.
    Open Podcast
According to the statutes of the Muellners Foundation, all memberships are voluntary and invite only.
An existing community member can nominate another member to Muellners Foundation’s open source community.
A new member can join the Muellners Foundation memberspace using the open public invitation link.
Muellners Foundation's voluntary organisation is an invite only community.
Read about different type of members within the Muellners Foundation here;
Any independent contractor(s) is not defined as a member of the Muellners Foundation. The Board reserves the right to manage vendor dilligence and relationships away from the membership. The Board should bring these relationships either on public facing records or to the community members notice.
Foundation recognises that the type of members are nothing but a label. To avoid conflict of interests, a Board member cannot be a recipient of Foundation's grant program.
Following are the communication’s code of conduct when members engage with each other on the public forums:
  1. 1.
    Be open, empathetic, respectful with a positive behaviour.
  2. 2.
    Help new members see existing documentation, qualified information/data, research on a subject. A community exists when members help each other for the common good.
  3. 3.
    Respect fellow human beings and talk to them as if you would like to be talked to yourself.
  4. 4.
    Do not speculate malicious intent of another member and assume goodwill at all times. The Foundation’s goal is to maintain a safe community. Most of the memberships go through a basic diligence. Members organised within the Muellners Foundation are usually not just any random Internet user on a RTC channel. They are invited by other members from their peer network. This is an Invite only community.
    The Foundation Board also takes precautions such as 2 Factor Authentications, NPPI assessment of its grant recipients.
  5. 5.
    Flagging and request for Moderation can be reported anonymously to the Board of the Foundation via its official email - [email protected]
  6. 6.
    Keep the communication precise and supply qualified information/data whenever making an assertive statement for another member. A best way is to get to know members that you are engaging in a communication.
  7. 7.
    Respect the Muellners Foundation’s guiding principles and statements on diversity, and inclusion. You can read more here.
  8. 8.
    Use the gender pronouns appropriately. Use he/she/they when in doubt. If still not sure, a best way is to get to know the member that you are engaging in a communication.
  9. 9.
    Observe basic ethics of consent and data privacy.
  10. 10.
    Reach out for tasks in open environment and do remember to follow up. Here is how it works; When you initiate a task based communication with a member, it is upon you to organically follow up within the code of conduct, for the stated task.
Read about how the community manages the safety and privacy of members w.r.t subscribed membership activity. Moderation Policy
Please read about How not to spam Foundation's public forums here.
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