Ordinary resolution to create a worker member code of conduct

WHEREAS writing down expectations of a role helps build a common understanding

WHEREAS codes of conduct are proven ways to create accountability and transparency in a community

THEREFORE let it be resolved that the worker member class is beholden to the following code of conduct:

We foster transparent work and communication.
We make sure everyone who has a stake in a piece of knowledge is aware of it. We favor transparency over silos.
We stay informed of what projects are happening and why.
We inform worker members regularly about our availability, activities, and workload.
We track our work hours in a way that is viewable by all worker members, making note of which goal or role our hours are aligned with.
We practice collective decision-making for topics that are large, forward-thinking, or which affect us all.
We trust our intelligence as individuals in making decisions that are small, reversible, or in our area of expertise.
We make sure there are individuals and groups responsible for tasks getting done.
We don’t micromanage those whom we entrust with a responsibility.
We experiment and make time together to reflect on our experiments.
We all take turns teaching and learning.
We listen more than we talk.
We enable others to speak for themselves, rather than speaking on their behalf.
We do not interrupt or talk over each other to be heard.
We share our thoughts, hopes, and needs with directness and honesty.
We critique with compassion and curiosity.
We create working groups to build connections and dependability, not to exclude.
We lead by inspiring and educating, not by demanding and complaining.
We take care of ourselves and let ourselves be taken care of.
We speak clearly and slowly so that those not using their native language to work with others on the team can participate.​​​​​​​
We include, promote, consolidate, and follow a course determined by underrepresented identities and cultures.
We are vulnerable with each other about our limitations.
We are confident with each other about our skills.
We expend time to skillshare if needed to make sure all members develop new skills if they desire.
We prefer conflict and healing to passivity and spite.
We value initiative, creativity, playfulness, and rest.
We do not idealize labor for its own sake.
We make time to get to know each other as people, not just workers.
We celebrate ourselves and what we build.

This is mainly riffed off of the current maintainers code of conduct, with some tweaks. Let me know if you think there should be anything else on here, or if anything doesn’t look right!


seconded by @Hakanto