At Couchbase we are committed to contributing to the Open Source Community.  We want our community here to be welcoming and open, and as we work to increase community engagement, we think it’s important to set the tone for what is expected. As our Couchbase community grows, it is important to us that we continue to keep our community open and welcoming to all who wish to participate. The Couchbase Code of Conduct is a way to communicate our values to the community and we hope to encourage others to take part and get involved.

Couchbase Community strives to:

Be open: We invite anybody, from any company, to participate in any aspect of our projects. Our community is open to all who wish to take part.
Be empathetic: We work together to resolve conflict, assume good intentions and do our best to act in an empathic fashion. We don’t allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
Be collaborative: Collaboration reduces redundancy and improves the quality of our work. We prefer to work transparently and involve interested parties as early as possible and with others in the free software community to coordinate our efforts.
Be pragmatic: Nobody knows everything, Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so questions are encouraged.. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.
Step down considerately: Members of every project come and go. When somebody leaves or disengages from the project they should tell people they are leaving and take the proper steps to ensure that others can pick up where they left off.

Diversity Statement

  • We encourage participation by everyone. We are committed to being a community that everyone feels good about joining. Although we may not be able to satisfy everyone, we will always work to treat everyone well.
  • We expect participants in our community to meet these standards in all their interactions and to help others to do so as well.
  • Whenever any participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.
  • Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honour diversity in age, culture, ethnicity, genotype, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, neurotype, phenotype, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, subculture and technical ability.

Reporting Issues

You can report any code of conduct compliance issues by emailing


Posted by Laura Czajkowski, Developer Community Manager, Couchbase

Laura Czajkowski is the Snr. Developer Community Manager at Couchbase overseeing the community. She’s responsible for our monthly developer newsletter.

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