Every GNOME event carries the GNOME Code of Conduct. Every mailing list, wiki, communication channel, issue tracker, and even documentation and code must comply with the GNOME Code of Conduct, which describes what sort of behavior is expected within the GNOME community. In this session, we'll discuss not only what the Code of Conduct says, but why the text was chosen. We'll also talk about how you can be a great community member and what it means to participate in the GNOME community.
M. de Blanc is the Strategic Initiatives Manager of the GNOME Foundation, working on engagement and partnerships with other organizations in order to keep the Foundation sustainable. In addition to working for the Foundation, she is on the Code of Conduct Committee.
Outside of GNOME, de Blanc is a member of the Debian Project and is currently active on the Community Team. She was previously on the Open Source Initiative Board of Directors and served as President of the Board. She studies at New York University with an interest in ethics of technology, digital ethics, informed consent, and autonomy.
Rosanna Yuen is the Director of Operations at the GNOME Foundation. She has been running Linux for over 25 years, and is a long-time GNOME user dating back to when it was still an early alpha. She wrote many of the card games in AisleRiot thereby earning her the distinction of being the first female contributor to GNOME. She started working for the Foundation in 2006 and has kept the Foundation running smoothly for almost 15 years.
Over the years Rosanna has filled many roles for the GNOME Foundation, but her primary responsibility has always been keeping the finances of the Foundation running smoothly and prudently. Acting as the long-term memory of the Foundation, she can often be counted on to give historical context to Board meetings. She currently also serves on the Code of Conduct and Engagement committees for GNOME.