[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer.texi: Add a code of conduct

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed May 18 20:40:08 CEST 2016

Signed-off-by: Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc>
 doc/developer.texi |   29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
index 6db93ce..4d3a7ae 100644
--- a/doc/developer.texi
+++ b/doc/developer.texi
@@ -403,6 +403,35 @@ finding a new maintainer and also don't forget to update the @file{MAINTAINERS}
 We think our rules are not too hard. If you have comments, contact us.
+ at section Code of conduct
+Be friendly and respectful towards others and third parties.
+Treat others the way you yourself want to be treated.
+Be considerate. Not everyone shares the same viewpoint and priorities as you do.
+Different opinions and interpretations help the project.
+Looking at issues from a different perspective assists development.
+Do not assume malice for things that can be attributed to incompetence. Even if
+it is malice, it's rarely good to start with that as initial assumption.
+Stay friendly even if someone acts contrarily. Everyone has a bad day
+once in a while.
+If you yourself have a bad day or are angry then try to take a break and reply
+once you are calm and without anger if you have to.
+Try to help other team members and cooperate if you can.
+The goal of software development is to create technical excellence, not for any
+individual to be better and "win" against the others. Large software projects
+are only possible and successful through teamwork.
+If someone struggles do not put them down. Give them a helping hand
+instead and point them in the right direction.
+Finally, keep in mind the immortal words of Bill and Ted,
+"Be excellent to each other."
 @anchor{Submitting patches}
 @section Submitting patches

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