Statement of Values

XRSI aims to promote safer solutions for the XR domain (Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual reality), by developing standards, frameworks, and guidelines to the industries, the professionals and the stakeholders.

This Code of Conduct reinforces our commitment to ethical conduct and provides guidelines for every contributor to follow, resulting in a consistent approach to addressing ethics issues.

Everyone who wants to contribute needs to feel welcome and empowered to participate. We, the members of the XRSI, pledge to cultivate a community that welcomes and respects every participant, regardless of their age, physical appearance, Ethnicity, Nationality, Religion, Sexual identity, orientation, Background, Family status, Gender identity or expression, Marital status, Native language, Race, National Origin, Political party affiliation, Socioeconomic status, Geographic location and veteran status, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Conduct Expectations

Examples of conduct which help promote an open and welcoming community:

  • Use language which welcomes and includes everyone interested in participating.
  • Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
  • Be open to and accept constructive criticism.
  • Focus on what is best for the greater goals of the community.
  • Remember to show appreciation for the efforts and contributions other people make.
  • Show empathy towards other community members
  • Treat everyone you communicate with/encounter with respect and dignity.
  • Use good judgment to avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Communicate in a transparent, ethical, and accurate manner.
  • Report concerns of unacceptable conduct.

Examples of unacceptable conduct from participants:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, unwelcome sexual attention or advances.
  • Trolling/griefing, disingenuous participation.
  • Insulting/derogatory commentary.
  • Personal attacks, political attacks, (ad hominem tactics).
  • Publishing the private information of others, including their physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission (doxxing).
  • Other conduct which one might consider inappropriate in a professional environment.
  • encouraging others to engage in unacceptable conduct.

XRSI Shared Responsibilities

Participants, business partners and especially program leaders and their representatives (board members, working group council officers, advisors) are responsible for ongoing clarification of what constitutes acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

The XRSI group leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope

This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces, and also public spaces where an individual is representing XRSI and/or its community. This includes communication while acting as an official representative of XRSI and/or its community. Communication includes channels such as e-mail, Slack, other chat tools, Trello, message boards, post on the official website, media requests (print, radio, TV, etc.) and acting as a representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project leaders.

Enforcement

No code of conduct can address every situation that may arise, however,  by following the spirit of this Code, we can maintain our strong reputation and achieve continued success in this space. Instances of abusive, harassing or otherwise, unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the XRSI team at info@xrsi.org. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The XRSI leadership is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Confidentiality is important to us to ensure the accuracy and integrity of an investigation. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project leadership who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

With this said, we encourage our members to try and handle minor instances of bad or uncomfortable behavior from other members through face to face dialogue with the one(s) who transgressed on the base assumption that adults will mostly be able to correct their behavior when being informed that they have stepped over a line. We have found that in most cases dealing with interpersonal problems face to face builds mutual trust and respect between individuals and within groups.

XRSI fully understands that not everyone is comfortable with direct dialogue, in which case no one should feel discouraged from reporting anything they experience as unacceptable, offensive, or otherwise disrespectful in any manner.

We are committed to achieving an inclusive environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. This commitment goes beyond simple compliance; we are committed to an environment in which all contributors treat each other with respect and dignity and those in leadership roles are expected to set a positive example.

Version 1.0 March 2020

Attribution

This Code of Conduct is inspired by the:

Contributor Covenant, version 1.4
https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html

Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/governance/policies/participation/

Open AR Cloud Code of Conduct
https://www.openarcloud.org/documents/code-of-conduct

H&R Block Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
https://investors.hrblock.com/static-files/3e280915-d2b1-457c-ae8f-88f626110347