Bevry Draft Code of Conduct
TLDR: Be a productive member of civilised society, no more, no less.
Results > Character > Identity.
We care only about your character and your results. We discriminate at the individual level, not the group identity level. You can be whatever identity you want, your identity is your thing not ours, identity is meaningless to us.
We believe civility is working together despite political differences. We believe working together is producing results cooperatively. We believe cooperation involves collaboration and competition. Collaboration is assisting each other to accomplish a shared goal, and competition is challenging goals and approaches to ensure best outcomes. Work is for work. Family is for family. We are coworkers, not family. Friendships are interpersonal, not a right.
We care about making the world a better place. This is hard as different nature and nurture factors result in naturally different opinions on how to do this. For us it is about using our technical expertise to save others time through free market innovation and assistance. The more redundancy eliminated, the more self-actualisation achieved.
Despite bad actors existing in the world, we believe better results occur when one believes others act in good faith. As such, we will level you up in the community expediently with the approproate permissions for you to accomplish great (yet reviewed) work. If a violation occurs, it should be reported to a leader of the community. The community leader should treat it confidentially and reach out to all parties involved to act appropriately. If a perceived illegal action occured, we will not handle it internally, and request it instead be delegated to law enforcement so they can handle it appropriately and expertly. Legality will be considered to be local to the region of the incident.
Respect people, not ideas. Ideas should be ruthlessly challenged to purge the weeds and keep the fruit. This should be done without ad hominem attacks. Offence is not considered as a currency, as offence is a personal matter. If a criticism is true, it doesn’t matter if it is considered offensive. Although if a criticism is true but unrelated to the topic at hand, it is likely unnecessary and probably rude, so try to stay on point instead. Unnecessary personal insults and offence doesn’t help anyone, and will be hard to tolerate. Accurate criticisms of ideas and actions are helpful, so stick to that. Note that if a discussion escalates, it may not be worth pursuing at that given time, as escalations may affect the safety of people with merciful psychological conditions such as autism. As such, moderators should attempt to work with the community to find a good balance. This will never be perfect, as people are hard. We should all try our best to be strong and let good ideas win with compassion for people.
“We” refers to the stance of Bevry, and not the stance of any particular individual within Bevry. This limitation applies to any member of Bevry, even to the leaders of Bevry.