The systemd Community Conduct Guidelines

This document provides community guidelines for a safe, respectful, productive, and collaborative place for any person who is willing to contribute to systemd. It applies to all “collaborative spaces”, which is defined as community communications channels (such as mailing lists, submitted patches, commit comments, etc.).


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at This team currently consists of David Strauss «», Ekaterina Gerasimova (Kat) «», and Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek «». In the unfortunate event that you wish to make a complaint against one of the members, you may instead contact any of the other members individually.

All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.