The entire In-Portal community is subject to these rules. If you disagree with them or fail to follow any of them, the In-Portal project is probably not right for you. By joining the Project and by participating in the Community you agree to follow these rules:
Be Respectful & Considerate
Treat other community members with respect. Remember that all community members are from different cultures and walks of life. People have various levels of experience and different interests that may not necessarily correlate with yours. If you disagree, do it respectfully and politely. Use good judgment and watch your manners.
Healthy criticism is part of the In-Portal community, however, any kind of derogatory or offensive language, personal attacks, flame wars, insults or threats will not be tolerated. Disagreements should never contain any references to anyone’s personal characteristics such as nationality, race, gender, appearance or religious beliefs. All parties involved in such (regardless of who is right or wrong) will be permanently banned for the sake of maintaining harmony in the community.
Participate & Help Others
The In-Portal community is all about participating. Feel free to participate in any shape or form in activities or areas that interest you. However, please try to be focused and productive. Off-topic questions or comments in wrong places on the website may be distracting and counter-productive. Instead, try to follow other more experienced team members. If unsure, ask for help or direction. Many team members will gladly point you in the right direction or will give you advice.
If you rely on In-Portal for your projects, please make sure to contribute to the community in any way you can. One of the best ways to contribute is by helping others – answering their questions or helping solve their problems. If you come across a question / request for help and you know the answer / solution, please respond! It may only take a few minutes to help and once you need help with anything, another member of the community will extend the same courtesy to you.
Follow Responsibilities & Maintain Structure
Be honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot do. Don’t assume any tasks you can’t deliver or responsibilities that you can’t follow. If you do undertake responsibilities, please make sure to follow them promptly and with full dedication. If your circumstances change and you can no longer deliver what you promised, just let the others know. In case other members of the community decide that your role should be replaced by someone else, please step down considerately.
Please understand that like any society, In-Portal community also has its structure that is necessary for productive work. Please respect team leaders and other members’ areas of expertise, and follow their directions and recommendations. While it is Ok to openly disagree, try to respect decisions and recommendations made by other team members, even if sometimes you don’t fully agree with them.
If you feel that you are no longer interested in participating or simply don’t have the time, please make sure to pass on your work and your responsibilities to other team members so that the work can continue. After all, nobody wants to lose any work, especially if you ever want to return to the community to resume it later.
Act in the Best Interests of the Project
When working on the In-Portal Project please make sure that you have no conflicts of interest with other projects or the work that you do. Please always act in good faith and in the best interests of the Project. If you feel that you no longer can maintain that due to changed circumstances, please consider departing the Project.
Please safeguard all important information that you may get access to in the course of working on the Project (such as your user account login, FTP or SSH logins, access to code repository, etc.). Please also maintain confidentiality when appropriate (for example, serious security issues, legal issues, private correspondence, etc.) even if you leave the Project.
Follow the Rules
Any work that we do is subject to these Rules of Conduct, as well as licensees, international laws, trademark and copyright laws, privacy laws, Project’s Mission Statement and any other rules or laws that are applicable. You must observe appropriate licenses at all times.
Do not, under any circumstances, introduce any work to the community that is not yours or that is copyrighted or someone else’s intellectual property. Furthermore, make sure that you have received appropriate approvals for usage of the In-Portal’s logo, trademark, or domain names prior to using them to distribute In-Portal modules or any derivative works. Do not pose as In-Portal’s official representative unless you are specifically authorized to be one on behalf of the community. Do not publicize opinions or make statements as the official policies or positions of the Project.
Some units of the Project (for example, In-Portal teams) might have their own rules and guidelines that supplement these Rules. If participating in such teams, please make sure to follow their rules as well.