Code of Conduct


Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying Code of Conduct

ECAD Labs Inc. is dedicated to providing a respectful, harassment-free workplace for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of any team member in any form. This does not only extend to members of the ECAD Labs Inc., but to anyone who becomes involved in the ECAD Labs community of team members, students, open source contributories, clients, friends, vendor’s or integrators through any company events or interactions.

Harassment includes offensive verbal/electronic comments related to personal characteristics or choices, sexual images or comments in public or online spaces, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, instant message or sms chats, electronic meetings, physical meetings or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Team members asked to stop any harassing or bullying behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, representatives of the company may take reasonable action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from any company event, or expulsion from mailing lists, instant message or SMS chats, discussion boards and other electronic communications channels to resolve the issue. This may include termination from ECAD Labs Inc. as an employee, vendor, or other.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help from any staff of ECAD Labs Inc. or organizers/representatives of any physical events put on under the auspices of ECAD Labs Inc..

This Code of Conduct has been adapted from the Plone Foundation and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Mindfulness in what we say and do

Self-awareness and self-reflection are important.

We can make mindful choices in the language we use, especially when forging new domain language in new projects. As one example, the Master/Slave term has been common in the Computer Science/IT field, and ECAD Labs uses technology where the term is still in use. The terms are not banned, especially in the case that it is the norms of an existing established open source project, but we would like to see the term fade away by making conscious choices to use language that does not stem from oppression or subjugation of any persons.