Usage rights of CoC

(Alexandra Bowen) #1

How are community managers and communities allowed to leverage and use the Discourse CoC for their communities? Is this under a creative commons or something?

What are the usage rights?

(Alexandra Bowen) #2

Discussion here as well: Update by aabowen · Pull Request #4892 · discourse/discourse · GitHub

(Sam Saffron) #3

Our CoC: discourse/ at 5dbd6a304bed5400be481d71061d3e3ebb4d6785 · discourse/discourse · GitHub

Is adapted from the version 1.4, CoC

The text is pretty much exactly the same as except that we added our email.

The Contributor Covenant is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which requires that attribution be included. (which we do)

(Alexandra Bowen) #4

So what do you mean by “attribution”? Can you be specific on what needs to be included?


(Alexandra Bowen) #5

Does this suffice?

“This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Discourse Code of Conduct available at discourse/ at 5dbd6a304bed5400be481d71061d3e3ebb4d6785 · discourse/discourse · GitHub. and based on The Contributor Covenant version 1.4. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License”

(Sam Saffron) #6

Wait, if you have issues with the copy of why not raise it with them? I don’t want to diverge our copy from the original.

(Alexandra Bowen) #7

Ah you’re suggesting I just use theirs which is:

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the [Contributor Covenant][homepage], version 1.4,
available at [][version]

I guess I don’t know how much you added/changed from their original. So, since you edited/added to their CoC, and I’m wanting to edit/add to yours - I thought perhaps I’d need to attribute you, not Contributor Covenant?

(Sam Saffron) #8

I asked on twitter:

This is the only difference we have between the original and ours:

sam@ubuntu docs % diff
< reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All
> reported by contacting the project team at All

We replaced [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS] with, I do not see why I need to include an extra clause in our code of conduct cause we made that change to license that.

(Alexandra Bowen) #9

Ok, great! Thanks for you help. I didn’t realize that was all you updated. Just wanted to confirm and make sure I’m giving credit where credit is due. I think I will still give Discourse a nod, because I found the Contributor Covenant from you!

Thanks team. :slight_smile:

(Jeff Atwood) #10

I don’t know that we needed to bug someone on Twitter over a single email address? But I guess that is clear now…

(Alexandra Bowen) #11

Yeah, as mentioned I didn’t realize all you changed was the email address. I like to be 100% clear and certain with things like this, and wanted to make sure Discourse didn’t need attribution…

Appreciate the help and apologies for any inconvenience!