We publish a summary report of Code of Conduct activity each year. This provides transparency to the community. It also shows that we take our Code of Conduct seriously. In 2022, warnings and moderations increased over the previous year, with a slight reduction in total reports.

How’d it go in 2022?

We had a small decrease (about 10%) in the number of Code of Conduct reports opened in 2022 versus 2021. After three years of closely tracking our Code of Conduct incident management, it seems that we continue to hover around 20-25 reports per year. Although we saw the number of reports double in 2020 over 2019, that was the year we implemented our current and more comprehensive Code of Conduct. We believe this indicates a positive thing: the new Code of Conduct is more accessible, easier to use, and people feel safer reporting. 

While the number of warnings and moderations in 2022 increased over 2021, we did not issue any suspensions or bans. This reinforces our theory from our 2021 report that people are more comfortable opening reports, no matter the severity of the incident. Meanwhile, we are all still feeling the effects of a global pandemic and widespread socio-political division, and Fedora isn’t entirely separate from the world. As we mention later in this report, remember to be kind to each other, speak with empathy, and think before you type — everyone has (often invisible) challenges to overcome. 


YearTickets OpenedTickets ClosedWarnings IssuedModerations IssuedSuspensions IssuedBans Issued

Looking forward to 2023

If you have witnessed or been a part of a situation that you believe violates Fedora’s Code of Conduct, please open a private ticket on the Code of Conduct repo or email codeofconduct@fedoraproject.org. As always, your reports are confidential and only visible to the Code of Conduct Committee. Remember that opening a CoC ticket does not automatically mean action will be taken. Sometimes things can be clarified, improved, or resolved entirely. Or, it could be something pretty small, but it definitely wasn’t okay, and you don’t want to make a big deal… open that ticket anyway, because it could show a pattern of behavior that is negatively impacting more people than yourself. 

Here is a reminder to our Fedora community to be kind and considerate to each other in all our interactions. We all depend on each other to create a community that is healthy, safe, and happy. Most of all, we love seeing folks self-moderate and stand up for the right thing day to day in our community. Keep it up, and keep being awesome Fedora, we <3 you!

About the process

Fedora Project’s Code of Conduct and reports are managed by the Fedora Code of Conduct Committee (CoCC). The Fedora CoCC is made up of the Fedora Project Leader, Matthew Miller; the Fedora Community Architect, Justin W. Flory; Marie Nordin (on a transitional basis); and the Red Hat legal team, as appropriate. We are working on solidifying a process to officially add more community members to the Committee.