January 6, 2016
Over the past week, the FreeBSD community has raised concerns about the handling of a harassment report in June, 2015. The FreeBSD Foundation takes these concerns very seriously. Harassment will not be tolerated in the FreeBSD community. We are working with the FreeBSD Core Team to review the events and determine how future reports can be better handled. To create a safer environment for all members of our community, we are developing new processes and procedures to handle these situations as they arise. Community members must feel unafraid to report harassment, and must know how to do so. When harassment is reported, community members need to be confident that their concerns will be heard and dealt with fairly and quickly.
To ensure that the Project has the proper resources and expertise to handle reports, the FreeBSD Foundation is engaging with outside professional resources experienced in dealing with harassment and conflict issues. We are also supporting and participating in a committee working to revise the Project’s Code of Conduct, which consists of both men and women drawn from within and beyond the FreeBSD Community. Revisions to the code will ensure that all community members understand what constitutes harassment and conflict, and how each will be handled
The Foundation and Core Team are committed to creating and maintaining a FreeBSD community that is welcome and safe to all those who wish to be involved. We will share the results of our combined efforts as they become available.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org