Code of Conduct

Welcome to the System community! As a Public Benefit Corporation, we are committed to maintaining a positive, inclusive, and constructive approach to building System. We ask you to abide by the following guidelines when you interact with your fellow community members:

  • Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities.

  • Communicate and behave with respect, professionalism, fairness, and sensitivity

  • Be mindful of other participants’ effort and time spent on contributions to System.

  • Substantiate your opinions, concerns, or issues respectfully and keep the discussion clear and focused.

  • Communicate constructively and avoid demeaning or insulting behavior or language.

  • Promote the scientific method and the values of scientific thinking.

  • Stay on topic. System and systems thinking are broad, but please try to adhere to the range of topics defined by a Slack channel's description.

Personal or discriminatory threats in the System community Slack channels, forums and mailing lists may result in a ban by the community manager. Harassment of any kind and other exclusionary behavior is not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person.

  • Discriminatory jokes and language.

  • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.

  • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

  • Repeated harassment of others.

Do not hesitate to contact the System team at if you feel that your concerns are not being sufficiently addressed.

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