Geographic location Any other dimension of diversity Openness, collaboration and participation are core aspects of our work — from development on Firefox to collaboratively designing curriculum.
We gain strength from diversity and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. These guidelines exist to enable diverse individuals and groups to interact and collaborate to mutual advantage.
This document outlines both expected and prohibited behavior. When and How to Use These Guidelines These guidelines outline our behavior expectations as members of the Mozilla community in all Mozilla activities, both offline and online. Your participation is contingent upon following these guidelines in all Mozilla activities, including but not limited to: Working in Mozilla spaces.
Working with other Mozillians and other Mozilla community participants virtually or co-located. Representing Mozilla at public events. Representing Mozilla in social media official accounts, staff accounts, personal accounts, Facebook pages. Participating in Mozilla offsites and trainings.
Participating in Mozilla-related forums, mailing lists, wikis, websites, chat channels, bugs, group or person-to-person meetings, and Mozilla-related correspondence. If you experience behavior outside of Mozilla communities, in person or online, that makes participation in Mozilla not a safe and positive community experience for all, please contact us at inclusion mozilla.
For example, in the past, we publicly identified an anonymous posting aimed at a Mozilla employee in a non-Mozilla forum as clear grounds for removal from the Mozilla community. This is an active topic in the diversity and inclusion realm. We anticipate wide-ranging discussions among our communities about appropriate boundaries. Expected Behavior The following behaviors are expected of all Mozillians: We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor manners.
Be open to different possibilities and to being wrong. Be kind in all interactions and communications, especially when debating the merits of different options. Be aware of your impact and how intense interactions may be affecting people. Be direct, constructive and positive. Take responsibility for your impact and your mistakes — if someone says they have been harmed through your words or actions, listen carefully, apologize sincerely, and correct the behavior going forward.
We must be able to speak directly when we disagree and when we think we need to improve. We cannot withhold hard truths. We need to be honest and direct, as well as respectful. Be Inclusive Seek diverse perspectives. Diversity of views and of people on teams powers innovation, even if it is not always comfortable. Help new perspectives be heard and listen actively. If you find yourself dominating a discussion, it is especially important to step back and encourage other voices to join in.
Be aware of how much time is taken up by dominant members of the group. Provide alternative ways to contribute or participate when possible. If you find yourself dominating a discussion, step back. Make way for other voices and listen actively to them. A more productive goal is to be open to ideas that make our own ideas better.
Strive to be an example for inclusive thinking. Appreciate and Accommodate Our Similarities and Differences Mozillians come from many cultures and backgrounds. Cultural differences can encompass everything from official religious observances to personal habits to clothing. Be respectful of people with different cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs.
Work to eliminate your own biases, prejudices and discriminatory practices. Use preferred titles including pronouns and the appropriate tone of voice. Lead by Example By matching your actions with your words, you become a person others want to follow.
Your actions influence others to behave and respond in ways that are valuable and appropriate for our organizational outcomes. Design your community and your work for inclusion. Hold yourself and others accountable for inclusive behaviors. Violence and Threats of Violence Violence and threats of violence are not acceptable - online or offline.
This includes incitement of violence toward any individual, including encouraging a person to commit self-harm. Personal Attacks Conflicts will inevitably arise, but frustration should never turn into a personal attack. It is not okay to insult, demean or belittle others.
Attacking someone for their opinions, beliefs and ideas is not acceptable. It is important to speak directly when we disagree and when we think we need to improve, but such discussions must be conducted respectfully and professionally, remaining focused on the issue at hand. Derogatory Language Hurtful or harmful language related to: