New Release - Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines

Hi everyone,

We’re pleased to announce a new release of Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines (“CPG”) Version 3.1 !

As part of Mozilla’s commitment to staff and contributor safety and well-being, Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines are reviewed, and on occasion receive updates to ensure clarity of purpose, inclusion of people and language availability.

This new version contains the following changes:

  • Caste has been added to protected groups. Caste is a hereditary social stratification system, that despite reform efforts, and activism, remains embedded in many societies, especially India. Caste is associated with deeply rooted prejudices and has far reaching effects. By adding caste to protected groups Mozilla acknowledges the experiences and fears of those who face casteism. If you’re interested in learning more about how this issue is being addressed in other technical spaces see Drupal, and Mastadon’s recent decisions.
  • Available in more languages. The CPG will be available in 7 new languages for a total of 14 (de, es, fr, ru, pt, it, ja, zh-TW, zh-CN, pl, nl, hi, id, ar). Translations will be completed over the next week .

If you have any questions or concerns about this release, please reach out to me directly.

Also: here are some notes from our call on Caste in Open Source (from last year).