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Code of Conduct

OpenTEAM Code of Conduct

Drafted and approved by OpenTEAM Secretariat, 10/13/2020
A more detailed Code can be found here.

Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (OpenTEAM) is a collaborative community of farmers, scientists and researchers, engineers, farm service providers, and food companies that are committed to improving soil health and advancing agriculture’s ability to become a solution to climate change.

This code of conduct applies to all OpenTEAM community spaces, both online and in person.

While we operate under the assumption that all people involved with OpenTEAM subscribe to the shared principles of OpenTEAM, we take Code of Conduct violations very seriously. Therefore, violations of this Code may affect an individual’s ability to participate in OpenTEAM, ranging from temporarily being placed into online moderation to, as a last resort, expulsion from the community or in-person events. If you have any questions about our commitment to this framework and/or if you are unsure about any aspects of it, email and we will provide clarification.

In order to uphold the principles we support as an OpenTEAM we agree to the following code of conduct:

Our Pledge

We, as OpenTEAM members, contributors, and leaders, pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive and healthy community.

Enforcement Responsibilities

The Secretariat is responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

The Secretariat has 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, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by emailing To report an issue involving her/him, please email .

The Secretariat is obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.


This Code of Conduct was created collaboratively and drew from other CoCs, including those by Public Lab, International Congress of Marine Conservation 2016, Mozilla, Contributor-Covenant, and TransH4CK.



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