Code of Conduct
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This Code of Conduct presents a vision of the shared values and thinking in the VideoLAN community.
- Be considerate and respectful
- Be collaborative
- Be pragmatic and concise
- Ask if you don't know, share if you know
- Be inclusive
- Be patient
Be considerate and respectful
Be pragmatic and concise
When using the VideoLAN mailing lists, please follow these rules:
- The mailing lists exist to foster the development and use of VideoLAN. Non-constructive or off-topic messages, along with other abuses, are not welcome.
- Do not send spam.
- Send all of your e-mails in English. Only use other languages on mailing lists where that is explicitly allowed (e.g. French on debian-user-french).
- Make sure that you are using the proper list. In particular, don't send user-related questions to developer-related mailing lists.
- Wrap your lines at 80 characters or less for ordinary discussion. Lines longer than 80 characters are acceptable for computer-generated output (e.g., ls -l).
- Do not top-post, unless it makes sense.
- Never send your messages in HTML-only; use plain text instead.
- Avoid sending large attachments. Attachments over 65k are usually moderated.
- Do not send automated "out-of-office" or "vacation" messages.
- Do not send "test" messages to determine whether your mail client is working. We have a test mailing list for that.
- Do not send subscription or unsubscription requests to the list address itself; use the respective -request address instead.
- Do not quote messages that were sent to you by other people in private mail, unless agreed beforehand.
- When replying to messages on the mailing list, do not send a carbon copy (CC) to the original poster unless they explicitly request to be copied.
- If you want to complain to someone, do it privately.
- If you send messages to lists to which you are not subscribed, always note that fact in the body of your message.
- Do not use foul language.
- Try not to flame; it is not polite.
- Use common sense all the time.
When using the VideoLAN IRC channels, please follow these rules:
- Speak in English.
- Never send your messages in colors; use plain text instead.