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Facebook is an Open Source Ally

April 12, 2021ByKathy Kam

Facebook is an ally for inclusion in open source, and we are committed to fostering inclusive environments for all who wish to participate in open source communities. As part of this effort, we’re making a few changes to how we engage with the open source communities we are part of and how our own open source projects are maintained.

First, we're reviewing all the communities that we financially support and requiring that they have and apply codes of conduct going forward. We believe that codes of conduct are critical to making projects welcoming and inclusive, and it is important to us that all communities we participate in share these values.

Second, we are updating our code of conduct to ensure we can consider circumstances where a person's behavior outside of a project can harm the project or its community. This approach has been a part of the code of conduct for many other projects, originally pioneered by the team working on the Go programming language, and we think it makes sense for us as well.

Open source is about more than just code — it’s also about facilitating environments where collaborators from all backgrounds can have constructive conversations respectfully. Facebook is with those who support inclusion, and we welcome others to join us.