Statement of Values
XRSI aims to promote safer solutions for the next iteration of the Internet, the Metaverse, focusing on the XR domain (Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual reality) by developing standards, frameworks, and guidelines for the industries, professionals, and stakeholders.
This Code of Conduct reinforces our commitment to ethical conduct and provides guidelines for every contributor to follow, resulting in a consistent approach to addressing ethics issues.
Everyone who wants to contribute needs to feel welcome and empowered to participate. We, the members of the XRSI, pledge to cultivate a community that welcomes and respects every participant, regardless of their age, physical appearance, Ethnicity, Nationality, Religion, Sexual identity, orientation, Background, Family status, Gender identity or expression, Marital status, Native language, Race, National Origin, Political party affiliation, Socioeconomic status, Geographic location and veteran status, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Examples of conduct that help promote an open and welcoming community:
- Use language which welcomes and includes everyone interested in participating.
- Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
- Be open to and accept constructive criticism.
- Focus on what is best for the greater goals of the community.
- Remember to show appreciation for the efforts and contributions other people make.
- Show empathy towards other community members.
- Treat everyone you communicate with/encounter with respect and dignity.
- Use good judgment to avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest.
- Communicate in a transparent, ethical, and accurate manner.
- Report concerns of unacceptable conduct.
Examples of unacceptable conduct from participants:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery, unwelcome sexual attention, or advances.
- Trolling/griefing, disingenuous participation.
- Insulting/derogatory commentary.
- Personal attacks, political attacks, (ad hominem tactics).
- Publishing the private information of others, including their physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission (doxxing).
- Other conduct that one might consider inappropriate in a professional environment.
- encouraging others to engage in unacceptable conduct.
XRSI Shared Responsibilities
Participants, business partners, and especially program leaders and their representatives (board members, working group council officers, advisors) are responsible for ongoing clarification of what constitutes acceptable behavior. They are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
The XRSI group leaders 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.
This Code of Conduct applies within project spaces and public spaces where an individual represents XRSI and/or its community. This includes communication while acting as an official representative of XRSI and/or its community. Communication includes channels such as e-mail, Slack, other chat tools, Trello, message boards, posts on the official website, media requests (print, radio, TV, etc.), and acting as a representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project leaders.
No code of conduct can address every situation that may arise. However, by following the spirit of this Code, we can maintain our strong reputation and achieve continued success in this space. Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the XRSI team at firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated, resulting in a response deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The XRSI leadership is obligated to maintain confidentiality concerning the reporter of an incident. Confidentiality is important to ensure an investigation’s accuracy and integrity. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Project leaders who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other project leadership members.
With this said, we encourage our members to try and handle minor instances of bad or uncomfortable behavior from other members through face-to-face dialogue with the one(s) who transgressed on the base assumption that adults will mostly be able to correct their behavior when being informed that they have stepped over a line. We have found that in most cases dealing with interpersonal problems face to face builds mutual trust and respect between individuals and within groups.
XRSI fully understands that not everyone is comfortable with direct dialogue, in which case no one should feel discouraged from reporting anything they experience as unacceptable, offensive, or otherwise disrespectful.
We are committed to achieving an inclusive environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. This commitment goes beyond simple compliance; we are committed to an environment where all contributors treat each other with respect and dignity. Those in leadership roles are expected to set a positive example.
This Code of Conduct is inspired by the:
Contributor Covenant, version 1.4
Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines
Open AR Cloud Code of Conduct
H&R Block Code of Business Ethics and Conduct