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FLOSS UK Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies at all events that FLOSS UK run.


A community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. This should be regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior. We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, vendors, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive  experience for everyone.


We expect all event participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, vendors, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all event venues and event related social events.

Expected Behavior

  1. Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  2. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  3. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  4. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors could include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees. Venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment could include: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of images; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention.

This is not an exhaustive list, and the event organisers will receive any complaint that is made to them, and will take appropriate action.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of venues will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If anyone engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

Any offensive behaviour, or unwanted attention, of a sexual nature will be treated with the utmost concern and result in an immediate investigation and the involvement of the appropriate authorities.

What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify the event organiser, as named on the event details immediately.

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