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Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or other such characteristics.

The ZIO project follows the Scala Code of Conduct, with an additional clause regarding moderation that is detailed below. All participants, contributors and members are expected to follow the Scala Code of Conduct when discussing the project on the available communication channels. If you are being harassed, please contact us immediately so that we can support you.

Moderation and Steering Committee

The ZIO project is moderated by the Steering Committee team members:

The ZIO project requires that drastic moderation actions detailed in the code of conduct - for example, removing a user from the Discord Server - be agreed upon a group of over 2/3rds of the steering committee.

For any questions, concerns, or moderation requests please contact any member of the project, or the people listed above.


In addition to the above, the ZIO project's BDFL (benevolent dictator for life) is John De Goes (@jdegoes), owing to his original founding of the project and continued investments in it. While John adheres to the same code of conduct as everyone else, he is entitled to override moderation decisions made by the steering committee.

We do not take the BDFL position lightly, especially with regards to moderation. John has consistently shown he is level-headed and able to handle conflict responsibly. Feel free to reach out to any member of the steering committee, including John himself, with any concern you might have.