code-of-conduct-template VS contributor_covenant

Compare code-of-conduct-template vs contributor_covenant and see what are their differences.


A template for communities to create a custom Code of Conduct and enforcement procedures. (by sagesharp)


Pledge your respect and appreciation for contributors of all kinds to your open source project. (by ContributorCovenant)
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code-of-conduct-template contributor_covenant
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17 1,809
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10.0 7.4
over 4 years ago 29 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of code-of-conduct-template. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of contributor_covenant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-25.
  • Qilin: A Starter Project Template For Every Open Source Project
    12 projects | | 25 Mar 2024
    While you are free to write your own or adopt one from another repository, project, or organization you respect, there exists a code of conduct written and maintained by the community known as the Contributor Covenant.
  • Get People Interested in Contributing to Your Open Project
    11 projects | | 5 Feb 2024
    Many Open Source projects have adopted the Contributor Covenant as their code of conduct. Check this page to see a list of adopters.
  • Hyprland Is a Toxic Community
    2 projects | | 17 Sep 2023 is (was?) the most widely adopted code of conduct in FOSS, initially drafted by a Ruby contributor, who also happens to be transgender if that's pertinent information to you. It's the genesis seed from which all this code of conduct madness stems from. Personally I'd stick with "be excellent to each other" or "say what you want, just don't insult other contributors" or something vague, ambiguous and universally understood as that. I'm not really a fan of rigorous social rules, so my view on this starts from that position.
  • Setting up your GitHub Repository for Open Source Development
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2022
    You can adapt the guidelines provided by to create your guideline.
  • PrismLauncher (the replacement for PolyMC) is now on flathub
    2 projects | /r/linux_gaming | 21 Oct 2022
    The Contributor Covenant that the maintainer removed to "reclaim polymc from the leftoids" was added in February: You can view a list of other communities that have adopted the covenant on their website.
  • What's going on with PolyMC being declared compromised?
    2 projects | /r/OutOfTheLoop | 18 Oct 2022
    For reference, the Code of Conduct they used is basically the same as this one:
  • cppfront: meta
    1 project | /r/cppfront | 6 Oct 2022
    Please follow the Contributor Covenant
  • How to Open Source Your Project
    3 projects | | 2 Aug 2022
    As your audience grows, it is vital that you define clear rules to create a safe environment for everyone to participate. A common way of doing this is to define a code of conduct (CoC), which sets some basic guidelines on what kind of community interaction will not be tolerated. We decided to stick to well-established frameworks and based our CoC on the Contributor Covenant.
  • The SQLite Code of Ethics
    4 projects | | 26 Jun 2022
  • Introducing OpenSourceLaw
    2 projects | /r/freesoftware | 26 Feb 2022
    Those aren't the only ways I could see things happen, but that represents a few points on the spectrum. Having been participating in the English Wikipedia community since the early days, I know that collaborative writing on a worldwide scale is hard, and leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Hence the reason why things like the Contributor Covenant came out, and why Linus Torvalds took such a long time accepting something. Note, things labeled "Code of Conduct" and "Contributor Covenant" are one small slice of governance. Dealing with things like the ideal public transit system create a massive extra layer of complexity. Governance, in general, is difficult.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing code-of-conduct-template and contributor_covenant you can also consider the following projects:

cortx - CORTX Community Object Storage is 100% open source object storage uniquely optimized for mass capacity storage devices.

pulseaudio-modules-bt - [Deprecated, see] Adds Sony LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC codecs (A2DP Audio) support to PulseAudio on Linux - Choose-A-Conduct Website

terminology - A configuration file for in-solidarity-bot that flags some of the terms in the NIST Technical Series Publications Author Instructions and the IETF's list of problematic terminology.

PHPT - The PHP Interpreter

chooseaconduct - Choose-A-Conduct Website [Moved to:]

terminology - The best terminal emulator based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

retext-equality - plugin to check for possible insensitive, inconsiderate language

PolyMC - A custom launcher for Minecraft that allows you to easily manage multiple installations of Minecraft at once (Fork of MultiMC)

OpenSourceLawExperiment - Config files for my GitHub profile.

stackrox - The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform performs a risk analysis of the container environment, delivers visibility and runtime alerts, and provides recommendations to proactively improve security by hardening the environment.

inclusion - Our repository for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work at Mozilla