Code of Conduct

As a member of the DuraSpace Community, the Fedora Project adheres to the Lyrasis Code of Conduct which was adopted in September of 2017. This document further clarifies interactions between the DuraSpace Organizers identified in the Code of Conduct and Fedora Project governance.

How to file a report

To report a violation of the Code of Conduct, please refer to the DuraSpace Code of Conduct. If you would prefer to report to leadership within the Fedora Project, you can send an email with the information requested in the DuraSpace Code of Conduct to a member of the Fedora Governance Group.

What happens after you file a report?

Once a report has been submitted, DuraSpace organizers will form a working group and include the Chair of Fedora Steering, to review the incident. If the Chair has a conflict with regard to the incident, Fedora Steering will elect from within their membership someone to serve in the Chair’s place.

A member of this working group will respond to the reporter within 2 working days to let them know the group is in receipt of the report. The group will then determine:

  • What happened and if the DuraSpace Code of Conduct was violated.
  • Whether the situation is ongoing or if there is a threat to anyone’s physical safety.

It is the responsibility of the group to respond within one week to the person who filed the report with either a resolution or an explanation of why the situation is not yet resolved.

The group will work together to determine what appropriate action should be taken; ultimately, the decision lies with DuraSpace’s leadership to determine how best to proceed.

Once a final action has been identified, a member of the working group will contact the initial reporter to let them know what measures (if any) will be taken.