SPIP Welcome Charter

What is SPIP?

SPIP is a free software that allows you to create websites. It is licensed under the GNU GPL3 license.
SPIP is developed and maintained by its community, with tenderness.

The community

The SPIP community is an informal collective, made up of people who contribute to the project in the broadest sense of the term, such as, but not limited to, software, plugins, translations, graphic productions, exchanges in the various areas of the galaxy, or the running of the group. Independent of any association, foundation or company, the SPIP community is organised around the mutualisation of all these contributions.

The official sites maintained by the community are called the "SPIP galaxy". These may be documentation sites, email discussion lists, forums, source code tools, etc. These sites are listed in a common banner at the top of each site, as well as in the compass site https://boussole.spip.net/

The group of people who maintain and make decisions about the core of the SPIP software, as well as the plugins and templates that are provided by default, is called the "core team". New people are integrated by co-optation over time. A list of this team can be found on our ticket tool. This team can be reached to report a safety issue at spip-team@rezo.net.

Anyone who is registered on a galaxy site or SPIP mailing list is considered a participant in the community. They can find help, answers to their questions and can provide help to other users. They can also participate in maintaining and developing SPIP, one of the sites in their galaxy, or one of its plugins.

Goals and values

Remember that SPIP is free software, and anyone can use and modify it at their convenience. However, any participation must respect the aims and values promoted by the initial project of the minir├ęzo, and in particular:

  • promoting and defending freedom of expression for all on the Internet;
  • a distrust of money (read this page for details);
  • respect for the identity of each person.

This implies, among other things, an effort to internationalise its contributions, to ensure that the language, behaviour and functioning chosen are open and welcoming, empathetic, non-sexist, non-racist and that priority is given to associative and collective needs over market needs.

To follow these ideas and make the project part of a larger movement, the SPIP community is in line with the Contributor Covenant code of conduct: https://www.contributor-covenant.org/fr/version/1/4/code-of-conduct

Cooperative functioning and conflict management

This code of conduct (Contributor Covenant) sets out principles to prevent and help resolve communication problems that may arise between different members of the community.

Nevertheless, in the event of an inter-personal conflict, an arbitration committee may be set up on a case-by-case basis, which decides in all conscience on the basis of the criteria defined above, and has full discretion.

In accordance with French law, any shared contribution in the community, of whatever nature, remains as such the property of the person who conceived it, but is part of the "collective work" that is the SPIP project.

All contributions hosted by the community are "free" in the sense of GNU (licenses GPL, LGPL, FDL without invariant sections, Art Libre,Creative Commons), in order to be integrated into the global SPIP project. In particular, if the contribution concerns the adaptation of an earlier work, it is necessary to ensure that the conditions of licence of the said work are met.

... Welcome to SPIP!

Author chankalan, jack Published : Updated : 19/08/22

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