Code of Conduct

  • Everyone is welcome to join the SIG. And everyone has equal right to contribute to the SIG.
  • SIG will work on the principle of: “share early, take feedback, iterate, improve, and repeat”. Teams will not work in silos, instead share their ideas as soon as possible for everyone to contribute and align. This will also help in building consensus later and avoid rework.
  • Team work essentials that the task force seeks to abide by (taken from various sources):
    • Reinforce “Psychological safety,” a model of teamwork in which members have a shared belief that it is safe to take risks and share a range of ideas without fear of being humiliated
    • The best teams respect one another’s emotions and are mindful that all members should contribute to the conversation equally
    • Criticism is welcome, as long as it is contextual and not personal.
    • Members of productive teams take the effort to understand each other, find a way to relate to each other, and then try to make themselves understood
    • All decisions in the SIG will be made by reaching a consensus following a thorough discussion on the point of contention
  • The SIG follows an approach on the lines of ‘Commons-based peer production’ in which large number of people work voluntarily and cooperatively, without any rigid hierarchical structures and financial incentives
  • The goals of the SIG have been broken down into modular components, or modules, each of which can be independently produced by the functional teams that have been defined in the ‘Team’ section. This allows participants to work independently and asynchronously, and contribute as per their respective skills and interests. This has been done only for functional ease, everyone is free to contribute to whatever they please in his/her individual capacity.