To participate in the social.coop instance of Mastodon you must agree to this code of conduct.
Social.coop has agreed to adhere to the International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on Co-operative Values, with which member behavior in social.coop spaces is expected to be in alignment:
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
I. Collaborative Culture
I will, for the health and longevity of the community, help to create a friendly, safe, and welcoming experience for others, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, education, philosophy, political opinion, lifestyle, standing or duration in this community, or other qualities.
II. Encouraged Behavior
I will be considerate and respectful in my speech and actions, assume good faith, attempt to collaborate before conflict arises and ensure my criticism is constructive when I share it.
I will consider ways of making my content more accessible whenever possible by i.e. adding alt-text to images that I toot.
III. Usage Rights and Privacy
I will give credit for the content I post and show recognition of the contributions of others.
I know or will find out how I can set visibility of my content: how to write it for one or more users, visible to my followers or visible to all.
Mastodon is federated and has many servers. I know that even though I can limit the visibility of my content, there is no guarantee the content will remain invisible to others.
IV. Content Warnings
I will indicate content warning (CW) whenever I feel it is appropriate, and always when sharing violent or sexually explicit material.
V. Unacceptable Behavior
I will not use violence, threats of violence, or direct violent language against another person, make offensive comments, jokes or insults against anyone.
I will not share sexually explicit material depicting individuals who appear to be under the age of 18, or post or threaten to post personally identifying information of anyone.
I will cease and desist continuing to interact with a user after having been asked to end contact.
I will not engage in excessively frequent posting/tooting, or promote products not provided by myself, my cooperative, network or community.
If I am offended or uncomfortable I with content I will use the option to block or mute a user or report the incident to the [CWG]. See Reporting Guidelines and Form here [link to guidelines and form].
If I am involved with a Code of Conduct violation decision, I can expect that principles such as redemption, understanding, healing and community, are in the foreground of dealing with it.
Clause I -- "friendly, safe, and welcoming" have to be measurable -- "friendly" and "welcoming" are relatively easy to identify and teach; "safe" is not. Clause II -- doesn't account for humorClause IV -- need to prepared to spend lot of time and energy on defining the boundaries of "violence / not violence" and when sex becomes explicit.Clause V -- is it the intention to make all joking undesirable?"cease and desist" is a desired behavior; confusing construction of what not to do - maybe this goes up in the Clause on "Encouraged Behavior"Clause VII -- move 2nd statement to "Encouraged Behavior", replace "decision" with "proceeding"
I marked on Jakes version below where I put which part in this version my writing the Number of the Paragraph behing the I statementsOn I. Collaborative Cuture: alternative words: Inclusivity, Collaboration, Mutuality, Care, Culture, Community, Open ParticipationWould take away the Numeration I.-VII. to make it feel more like a speech friend to friend. At VII. Integrated attributes coming from Restorative Justice: (German) Wiedergutmachung, Verständigung, Heilung und Gemeinschaft stehen dabei im Vordergrund)Last two paragraphs at "III. Usage Rights and Privacy" are form 11t, are they applicable for social.coop as well? I am concerned about the third paragraph from a technical / legal point of view. Refrence: Need to check with 11t developer if copying is ok for him and say thanks and know if I needs to be mentioned, I would leave it rather out here, to minimize content.
Notes Matt Cropp
Statement on Cooperative Values to add: Social.coop has agreed to adhere to the International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on Co-operative Values, with which member behavior in social.coop spaces is expected to be in alignment:"Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others."MOTTO"perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.“ Saint Exupéry