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-We, the organizers and participants of CryptoParties, pledge our dedication to making our events open and welcoming to everyone who shares our [[:guiding_principles|guiding principles]]: Being excellent to each other, and doing things.+====== Code of Conduct ======
  
-While the "doing things" is covered in our [[:organize:howto HowTo organize a CryptoParty]], this code of conduct takes on the task of defining "be excellent to each other".+-- **[[:code_of_conduct_de|in German/auf Deutsch]]** -- 
 + 
 +We, the organizers and participants of CryptoParties, pledge our dedication to making our events open and welcoming to everyone who shares our [[:guiding_principles|guiding principles]]: Being excellent to each other, and doing things.
  
 +While the "doing things" is covered in our [[:organize:howto|HowTo organize a CryptoParty]], this code of conduct takes on the task of defining "be excellent to each other".
  
 ===== Openness & Inclusiveness ===== ===== Openness & Inclusiveness =====
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 We would like people to be able to teach and learn from each other regardless of background or level of expertise. We would like people to be able to teach and learn from each other regardless of background or level of expertise.
  
-A successful CryptoParty is a CryptoParty where each person learned **and** taught at least one new thing.+A successful CryptoParty is a CryptoParty where each person learned _and_ taught at least one new thing.
  
 At the same time we would like people to acknowledge their differences and taking them into consideration when interacting with each other. At the same time we would like people to acknowledge their differences and taking them into consideration when interacting with each other.
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 For example: a joke might be obviously ridiculous but funny for one person, while it is salt in an open wound for others. For example: a joke might be obviously ridiculous but funny for one person, while it is salt in an open wound for others.
  
 +==== Not A Safe Space :-( ====
  
-Because of this openness CryptoParties may not be considered safe spaces, but what needs to set them apart from other public events is the dedication to deal with any violations that will come up vigorously.+Because of this openness CryptoParties may not be considered safe spaces, but what needs to set them apart from other public events is the dedication to deal with any violations of this code of conduct that will come up vigorously.
  
 +==== Exclusion Of Exclusion ====
  
-This also means that CryptoParties are in general no place for edginess except in the pursuit of these guiding princples. +People who act in discriminatory or otherwise excluding ways (see //unacceptable behaviour// for further details), and who are not able or willing to change their behaviour, may be excluded to preserve a welcoming atmosphere for everybody else. 
- +==== Free Of Charge ====
- +
-Very practical additional points of openness and inclusiveness are+
- +
-==== free of charge ====+
  
 No entry or other fees may be required to attend a CryptoParty. Donations are fine, though. No entry or other fees may be required to attend a CryptoParty. Donations are fine, though.
  
-==== anonymity ====+==== Anonymity ====
  
 A registration may never be required to attend a CryptoParty. If the organizers would like the participants to register to be able to better plan ahead, it must be obvious how to do so anonymously/pseudonymously. A registration may never be required to attend a CryptoParty. If the organizers would like the participants to register to be able to better plan ahead, it must be obvious how to do so anonymously/pseudonymously.
  
-==== accessibility ====+==== Accessibility ====
  
-The venue must be accessible for people in wheelchairs.+Attending a CryptoParty should not require more physical ability than navigating your city does.
  
-==== no smoking ====+That means that the venue and general organization of the event should allow for people in wheelchairs and/or with impaired eye-sight or hearing to participate in it, and use the bathrooms and other facilities of the building.
  
-To enable the participation for people with small children the venue needs to have at least one room that is smoke-free, including second-hand smoke.+==== No Smoking ====
  
-==== no photography ====+The venue needs to have at least one room that is smoke-free, including second-hand smoke. 
 + 
 +==== No Recordings ====
  
 As CryptoParties are privacy-advocating events, filming and the taking of pictures or recording of audio is prohibited. As CryptoParties are privacy-advocating events, filming and the taking of pictures or recording of audio is prohibited.
  
-==== no hierachies ====+==== No Hierachies ====
  
-While we acknowledge the implicit and practical hierarchies and power-relations within the CryptoParty community (e.g. the people who own or rent the venue vs. the guests), extra effort may be put into resolving them.+While we acknowledge the implicit and practical hierarchies and power-relations within the CryptoParty community, extra effort may be put into resolving them.
  
-==== licences ====+Examples of hierarchies are: 
 + 
 +  * the people who own or rent the venue vs. the guests 
 +  * people who teach vs. people who learn 
 + 
 +In general, though, everybody has the same rights and responsibilities! 
 + 
 +==== Licences ====
  
 All content produced for or under the label "CryptoParty" needs to be released under creative commons zero (CC0, this is equivalent to public domain), or at least share-alike, attribution (CC by-sa) licence. All content produced for or under the label "CryptoParty" needs to be released under creative commons zero (CC0, this is equivalent to public domain), or at least share-alike, attribution (CC by-sa) licence.
  
 +==== Handling Of Deviations ====
 +
 +There might be circumstances where it may not be possible to guarantee all of these points, or where some may be intentionally broken, for example a CryptoParty that is filmed to document and later advertise the process.
 +
 +This is ok as long as this is the exception, and as long as this deviation is made very clear in the announcements of the CryptoParty.
 +
 +Also, see //dogma//  further below.
  
 ===== Independence ===== ===== Independence =====
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 In order to be radically open, welcoming, and inclusive, CryptoParties need to stay independent from factors that may stop people from attending in the first place: In order to be radically open, welcoming, and inclusive, CryptoParties need to stay independent from factors that may stop people from attending in the first place:
  
-==== political ====+==== Political ====
  
 While CryptoParties are inherently political, they are independent from any political party or politics in general. While CryptoParties are inherently political, they are independent from any political party or politics in general.
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 Political parties may not facilitate CryptoParties in their name. Political parties may not facilitate CryptoParties in their name.
  
-==== commercial ====+==== Commercial ====
  
-Companies may not facilitate CryptoParties in their name.+Companies or NGOs may not facilitate or sponsor CryptoParties in any form.
  
-==== recommended tools ====+==== Recommended Tools ====
  
 The tools recommended at CryptoParties need to be Free Software (FLOSS) and/or Open Hardware. The tools recommended at CryptoParties need to be Free Software (FLOSS) and/or Open Hardware.
  
-Working with the software and hardware that participants already use is fine, and, to some extent, even encouraged, though.+As a starting point, working with the software and hardware that participants already use is fine, and, to some extent, even encouraged, though.
  
-==== dogma ====+===== Expected Behaviour =====
  
-Dogma is for the privileged. It might be necessary or even beneficial to deviate from this code of conduct for a variety of reasons, and it is ok to do so, as long as this deviation is communicated very clearly, and there are no objections by the local and/or global community.+==== Be Considerate ====
  
- +People who participate in CryptoParties come from a diversity of backgrounds. Even if they speak the same language, they may have vastly different vocabularies. If in doubt, expect people to **not**  know a word, and explain it or ask if further explanation is needed.
-===== Behaviour ===== +
- +
-==== be considerate ==== +
- +
-People who participate in CryptoParties come from a diversity of backgrounds. Even if they speak the same language, they may have vastly different vocabularies. If in doubt, expect people to **not** know a word, and explain it or ask if further explanation is needed.+
  
 There is also differing perception of offensiveness of language. If you think your words may be perceived as offensive: Don't use them if you can. If you don't have another way of expressing yourself: Ask others to help you find better words. There is also differing perception of offensiveness of language. If you think your words may be perceived as offensive: Don't use them if you can. If you don't have another way of expressing yourself: Ask others to help you find better words.
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 This is also true for behaviour in general. This is also true for behaviour in general.
  
-==== be helpful ====+==== Be Helpful ====
  
 If you see someone who is or who might be in distress, no matter how mild, ask if and how you can help. If you cannot act yourself, ask someone else to step in, please. If you see someone who is or who might be in distress, no matter how mild, ask if and how you can help. If you cannot act yourself, ask someone else to step in, please.
  
-==== collaborate! ====+==== Collaborate! ====
  
 We are in this together. Always. Shared joy is double the joy, shared grief half the grief. We are in this together. Always. Shared joy is double the joy, shared grief half the grief.
  
-You don't have to be a hero, martyr, or rockstar, and you should ask others for help if you are impended to become one.+Nobody has to be a hero, martyr, or rockstar, and you should ask others for help if you are impended to become one.
  
-==== speak up! ====+==== Speak Up! ====
  
-Never tolerate bad and unacceptable behaviour, but also don't forget to give a shout-out to people who do good work!+Never tolerate unacceptable behaviour, but also don't forget to give a shout-out to people who do good work!
  
 +===== Unacceptable Behaviour =====
  
-===== Decision making / finding consensus =====+Intention and perception of speech and behaviour are always subjective, but as a general statement, we find (in alphabetical order):
  
-Decision making in CryptoParty is loosely based on consensus within the group of people affected by the decision.+  * abusive 
 +  * derogatory or demeaning 
 +  * discriminatory 
 +  * harassing 
 +  * intimidating
  
-There are many ways of finding consensus, and people are encouraged to experiment with different methods to find out what works best for them in different situations/circumstances.+speech or actions unacceptable, and our understanding of harassment includes (again, in alphabetical order):
  
-==== Localize ====+  * deliberate intimidation, stalking or following 
 +  * harassing photography or recording 
 +  * harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to 
 +      * disability 
 +      * ethnicity 
 +      * gender 
 +      * heritage 
 +      * neurotype 
 +      * physical appearance 
 +      * religion 
 +      * sexual orientation 
 +  * inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention 
 +  * inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides) 
 +  * sustained disruption of talks or other events
  
-If you found a good way to find consensus in your local group, please write it down, publicize, and share!+==== Don't Hit On The Students====
  
 +While one of the aims of CryptoParty is to tear down walls, including those seperating teachers from students, there usually are some people at a CryptoParty that come with the clear intention to teach. This comes with a responsibility, not only by communicating clearly what your level of expertise is and what level of security students may gain by learning from you, but also considering the conflict of interest on the side of the students who are there to learn and who might be impressed by your knowledge, passion, or patience. Please don't exploit this.
  
-===== Resolving conflict =====+==== Other People's Keyboards Are Lava ==== 
 + 
 +Don't touch anyone's keyboard, but your own. While it would be ok after asking for and gaining permission from a "don't violate people's private space" point of view, it still is bad from a didactic point of view. Even when there are weird problems with a computer, take your time to dictate and explain even complicated procedures and commands. The student will learn more, and if afterwards problems arise from these actions maybe even weeks after the CryptoParty, the person who owns the computer might remember what was done, and what might be a source of a problem. 
 + 
 +===== Resolving Conflict =====
  
 No matter the effort you put into a nice and harmonic environment, the moment will come where two people or groups of people will be in some sort of conflict that needs explicit attention and care. No matter the effort you put into a nice and harmonic environment, the moment will come where two people or groups of people will be in some sort of conflict that needs explicit attention and care.
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 Acute violence may require the immediate removal of one or both of the parties from the situation. If both are removed at once, their safety outside of the CryptoParty environment needs to be taken into consideration. Acute violence may require the immediate removal of one or both of the parties from the situation. If both are removed at once, their safety outside of the CryptoParty environment needs to be taken into consideration.
  
-Conflict should always be met with an assessment of the concern (how grave were the (alleged) offenses? how likely is a re-occurence? who else might get affected?), the opportunity for resolution and the prevention of future offenses, and the capacity and resources of the people involved directly or indirectly to make use of, create, and sustain those opportunities, and the improvement of community structures and processes accordingly.+Conflict should always be met with an assessment of 
 + 
 +  * the concern (how grave were the (alleged) offenses? how likely is a re-occurence? who else might get affected?), 
 +  * the opportunity for resolution and the prevention of future offenses, and 
 +  * the capacity and resources of the people involved directly or indirectly to make use of, create, and sustain those opportunities, 
 + 
 +and the improvement of community structures and processes accordingly.
  
 ==== Silent Quitting ==== ==== Silent Quitting ====
  
-The loose and decentralized structure of CryptoParty makes it susceptible to //silent quitting//: people who occasionally participated suddenly staying away. Most often this is the result of priorities and time constraints, but sometimes it is caused by discomfort in the presence of certain people. There should be explicit opportunity for people to talk about this discomfort in order to resolve it. No matter how small the complaint is, please take it very seriously as it might be an indicator for deeper and far-reaching issues!+The loose and decentralized structure of CryptoParty makes it susceptible to //silent quitting//: people who occasionally participated suddenly staying away. Most often this is the result of priorities and time constraints, but sometimes it is caused by discomfort in the presence of certain behaviour. There should be explicit opportunity for people to talk about this discomfort in order to resolve it. No matter how small the complaint is, please take it very seriously as it might be an indicator for deeper and more far-reaching issues!
  
 ==== Accountability ==== ==== Accountability ====
  
-Justice can only be achieved if people are held accountable for their actions. Please don'hesistate make your grievances public if they cannot or were not addressed in private. It is the responsibility of the community to take care of both the accuser as well as the accused.+This code of conduct only makes sense if people are held accountable for their actions. If you don'find your grievances addressed right away, please ask for the support of people you are comfortable talking to, be it other participants, the organizers, the awareness team of your local CryptoParty, or people from the global community. If all else fails, it is also encouraged to make grievances public after having considered possible consequences for everybody involved.
  
-==== Localize! ====+You can find contact information on the pages of your local CryptoParty chapter, or on contact_addresses.
  
-In the end the resolution of conflict is heavily dependend on culture, law, and personal capabilities to deal with it, so please extend this chapter to your needs, publish and share the results!+It is the responsibility of the community to take care of both the accuser as well as the accused.
  
 +==== Localize! ====
  
-===== Unacceptable behaviour =====+In the end the resolution of conflict is heavily dependent on culture, law, and personal capabilities to deal with it, so please extend this chapter to your needs, publish and share the results!
  
-Intention and perception of speech and behaviour are always subjective, but as general statement, we find intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions unacceptable, and our understanding of harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, neurotype, heritage, ethnicity, religion, or disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.+===== Decision Making Finding Consensus =====
  
-==== Don't hit on the students! ====+Decision making in CryptoParty is loosely based on consensus within the group of people affected by the decision.
  
-While one of the aims of CryptoParty is to destroy bordersincluding those seperating teachers from students, there usually are some people at a CryptoParty that come with the clear intention to teach. This comes with a responsibility, not only by communicating clearly what your level of expertise is and what level of security students may gain by learning from you, but also considering the conflict of interest on the side of the students who are there to learn and who might be impressed by your knowledge, passion, or patience. Please don't exploit this.+There are many ways of finding consensusand people are encouraged to experiment with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making|different methods]] to find out what works best for them in different situations/circumstances.
  
 +If you found a good way to find consensus in your local group, please write it down, publicize, and share!
  
-==== the keyboard is lava ==== +===== Dogma =====
- +
-Don't touch anyone's keyboard, but your own. While it would be ok after asking for and gaining permission from a "don't violate people's private space" point of view, it still is bad from a didactic point of view. Even when there are weird problems with a computer, take your time to dictate even complicated commands like ''lsof -i -P | grep LISTEN''. The student will learn more, and if consequent problems arise from these actions maybe even weeks after the CryptoParty, the person who owns the computer might remember what was done, and what might be a source of a problem.+
  
 +Dogma is for the privileged. It might be necessary or even beneficial to deviate from this code of conduct for a variety of reasons, and it is ok to do so, as long as this deviation is communicated very clearly, and there are no concerns by the local and/or global community.
  
-===== References / further reading =====+===== References / Further Reading =====
  
-This code of conduct is one of many. Two very common ones that were partially used for this one are the [[http://berlincodeofconduct.org/|Berlin Code of Conduct]] and the [[https://geekfeminism.org/about/code-of-conduct/|Geek Feminism Code of Conduct]]. Another code of conduct in writing that was partly inspired by this code of conduct and could in return inspire it is the [[https://pad.riseup.net/p/Mqyo7Pisx5I6|xHain Code of Conduct]] – which itself was inspired by [[http://www.sistersuncut.org/saferspaces/|the Sisters Uncut Code of Conduct]].+This code of conduct is one of many. Two very common ones that were partially used for this one are the [[http://berlincodeofconduct.org/|Berlin Code of Conduct]] and the [[https://geekfeminism.org/about/code-of-conduct/|Geek Feminism Code of Conduct]]. Another code of conduct in writing that was partly inspired by this code of conduct and could in return inspire it is the [[https://pad.riseup.net/p/Mqyo7Pisx5I6|xHain Code of Conduct]] which itself was inspired by [[http://www.sistersuncut.org/saferspaces/|the Sisters Uncut Code of Conduct]]. The processes suggested for resolving conflict are heavily inspired by Generation Five's [[http://www.generationfive.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/G5_Toward_Transformative_Justice-Document.pdf|Towards Transformative Justice]].
  
-They all should apply to the extend possible to CryptoParties.