Linked Art Code of Conduct

All interactions in the Linked Art community are covered by the following Code of Conduct. It is borrows extensively from existing community codes of conduct and norms.

Community Norms and Expectations

The Linked Art Code of Conduct covers our behavior as members of the community in any forum, including the email list, Slack channels, GitHub, and any remote and in-person meetings. Linked Art is an inclusive, friendly and safe community, committed to openness and transparency in all interactions and activities. To reflect these commitments, we agree to operate under the following community norms:


We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. The Linked Art community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free collaboration experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, faith, or anything else. We do not tolerate harassment of community participants in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including event presentations, email lists, teleconferences, and in-person gatherings. Overtly sexual content is also not appropriate, with exceptions made for discussions of acknoweldged artworks containing nudity where other artwork would not suffice. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the event of community coordinators, and their details provided to partner institutions.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Participants in the community seek to foster a positive and supportive environment. We pride ourselves on building a productive, happy, and flexible community that can welcome new ideas in a complex field and foster collaboration between groups that ultimately share the same needs, interests, and goals.

Individuals who violate these guidelines will be notified and asked to change their behavior. Repeated violations will result in loss of membership in any groups, revocation of special access to project resources, and/or loss of access to project communication channels. Repeat offenders may be asked to stop participating in the project or directed to filter their participation through another member of their institution (if applicable).

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, or immediate expulsion from the event or communication channel. Participants asked, by anyone, to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Thank you for helping make the Linked Art community a safe and welcoming space.