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Rockstar: Contributor Code of Conduct


Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

A Note about Rockstar

Rockstar is a little different to most open source software projects. For starters, it’s a joke. A joke with a formal specification and multiple implementations, but please remember - we’re doing this for a laugh. Please don’t spoil the fun.

Rockstar is also directly influenced by rock and heavy metal music, which puts this project in an unusual position. Rock music itself is rife with ‘sexualized language and imagery’, ‘derogatory comments’, ‘political attacks’, and all sorts of behaviour and material which would be ‘considered inappropriate in a professional setting’.

This is not a licence to be deliberately provocative or offensive, and we won’t tolerate harassment, bullying or personal attacks. But if you find the sort of themes and imagery used in rock and metal music offensive, or you work in an environment where these things could cause a problem, please be warned that this project might contain material you find objectionable.

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have 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, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at The project team will review and investigate all complaints, and will respond in a way that it deems appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at