Code of Conduct
Open Core Summit (OCS) is intended for networking and collaboration amongst the COSS community. We’re not inclined to tell people what to do, and we generally assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended. However, the participation of each member in our community is of utmost importance. We want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.
This Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for behavior as members of our community. All participants, speakers, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers at any OCS event or venue are required to abide by this Code of Conduct to participate in our community.
The Quick Version
OCS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of our community in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including personal space, presentations, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Community participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from our events or venues at the discretion of the staff and without a refund.
Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of our team by calling or texting +1 408 726 1554. We are available to help or talk 24/7.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual or discriminatory attention. Harassment also includes slights and negative messages, both unintended and intentional, based solely on appearance (sometimes called microaggressions).
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors and vendors are also subject to our anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized or discriminatory images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized or discriminatory clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized or discriminatory environment. If a community participant engages in harassing behavior, staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or immediate expulsion from the event or venue without refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of our team immediately by calling or texting +1 408 726 1554. We are available to help or talk 24/7. Our staff will be happy to help community participants contact event or venue security or local law enforcement, provide safe escort, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of their time with us. We value you as part of our community.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all OCS events, venues, and OCS-related social events.