The Drupal Community Working Group (CWG) is excited to announce the release of an updated Code of Conduct for the Drupal community. It will take effect on July 1, 2023. 

This new version is designed to reflect the growth of the Drupal community since the original Code of Conduct was adopted in 2010 and to help foster a safer, more inclusive, and harassment-free environment for everyone. While it retains the same basic structure as the previous document, much of the text was rewritten to make it easier to read. It also includes new elements inspired by other widely-used open source codes of conduct.

Some of the highlights of the updated Code of Conduct include:

  • Improved Readability: The new document has shorter sentences and paragraphs than the previous version, making it easier to read and comprehend. It is also written in a less formal tone.
  • Increased Clarity: The updated version includes more detail about where the Code of Conduct applies and the consequences of violating it. It emphasizes the shared responsibility of maintaining a welcoming community.
  • More Specificity: Examples of positive and unacceptable behaviors have been added to each section to help community members better understand the expectations and guidelines for their conduct within the Drupal community
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: The updated Code of Conduct places a stronger emphasis on fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for people of all backgrounds and identities, and is more consistent with Drupal’s Values and Principles.
  • More Actionable: Instructions for reporting Code of Conduct violations are now broken out in an alert box to make them easier for people to find.

The process of updating the Code of Conduct began in earnest in the summer of 2022, building upon community feedback gathered by the CWG since 2017. It was spearheaded by a subgroup of the CWG’s Community Health Team, who gathered feedback and shared drafts with a diverse group of stakeholders across our global community. A draft was then shared publicly with the community for additional feedback and revision. Finally, the document was reviewed and approved by the CWG’s Conflict Resolution Team and Review Panel. Additional details about the process was shared at the “How We Updated the Drupal Code of Conduct” session at the DrupalCon Pittsburgh Community Summit.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to the development of the updated Code of Conduct. Your input and dedication have been invaluable in creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all community members.

We encourage all community members to read and familiarize themselves with the updated Code of Conduct. users will also be alerted to the new language when it goes into effect July 1.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to file an issue in the CWG’s issue queue. If you would prefer to reach out privately, you can also send an email to Your feedback is always welcome as we continue to improve and adapt our Code of Conduct to the evolving needs of our community.

Thank you for being a part of the Drupal community, and for your commitment to making it a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.

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