Code of Conduct



Here is the Valentina community Code of Conduct, as it appears on our code repo:

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy and kindness towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Angry, demanding, or self-aggrandizing comments
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others‚Äô private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Fraudulent behavior of any nature
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior. Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is participating in or representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Examples of participating include attending project-sponsored online or physical events, whether as part of another larger event or as a project community event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.

Enforcement Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at []. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately. Project maintainers and contributors who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

Attribution This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at


@slpencer, i see you little bit improved the document. Is this legal?


The attribution clause states ‚ÄėThis Code of Conduct is adapted from‚Äô. The MIT license allows modifications. Over 13,000+ open source projects have utilized the Contributor Covenant as their Code of Conduct, and many of these projects have made small changes to reflect particular issues that they care about.

We have two issues in particular that we care about. One issue relates to the nature of the Valentina user community. The second issue is related to how Valentina will be utilized.

Valentina users are typically unfamiliar with the types of toxic flareups that occur in many open source projects. The statement about anger and self-important behavior was added to officially codify Valentina’s current culture of always being polite, never boastful, angry, or demanding.

As Valentina will be used for business purposes by many of its users. the statement about fraudulent behavior was added. Fraud and deceit are more extreme than unprofessional behavior, yet are considered by some to be a reflection of masterful business skills, therefore they are considered ‚Äúprofessional behavior‚ÄĚ. However, these behaviors can severely damage a collaborative community which depends on trust. Business ethics are extremely important in a collaborative environment. Collaboration in the Valentina community includes its leadership. Everyone must represent themselves as they are, they cannot pretend to be the head of a large fashion label or fabric vendor or a garment manufacturer if they are not. Trust and ethics are essential to the Valentina community.