Kubernetes follows the CNCF Code of Conduct. The text of the CNCF CoC is replicated below, as of commit 71b12a2. If you notice that this is out of date, please file an issue.

If you notice a violation of the Code of Conduct at an event or meeting, in Slack, or in another communication mechanism, reach out to the Kubernetes Code of Conduct Committee. You can reach us by email at conduct@kubernetes.io. Your anonymity will be protected.

CNCF Community Code of Conduct v1.1

Contributor Code of Conduct

As contributors and maintainers in the CNCF community, and in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting issues, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or patches, and other activities.

We are committed to making participation in the CNCF community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.


This code of conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.

CNCF Events

CNCF events, or events run by the Linux Foundation with professional events staff, are governed by the Linux Foundation Events Code of Conduct available on the event page. This is designed to be used in conjunction with the CNCF Code of Conduct.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct. By adopting this Code of Conduct, project maintainers commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this project. Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed from the project team.


For incidents occurring in the Kubernetes community, contact the Kubernetes Code of Conduct Committee via conduct@kubernetes.io. You can expect a response within three business days.

For other projects, please contact the CNCF staff via conduct@cncf.io. You can expect a response within three business days.

In matters that require an outside mediator, CNCF has retained Mishi Choudhary (mishi@linux.com). Use of an outside mediator can be requested when reporting or used at CNCF staff's discretion. In general, contacting conduct@cncf.io directly is preferred.


The Kubernetes project's Code of Conduct Committee enforces code of conduct issues. For all other projects, the CNCF enforces code of conduct issues.

Both bodies try to resolve incidents without punishment, but may remove people from the project or CNCF communities at their discretion.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant (http://contributor-covenant.org), version 2.0 available at http://contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct/