Cloud Foundry Culture

Our Culture

We hold a collective vision for an ethical, people-first technology community and future.

We are a value-driven and action-oriented community. Our values are written in a way that reflects this to give the community tools to manifest these values.

Proceed by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Cloud Foundry Foundation & Community
Value-Driven Actions

1. Be open.

Collaborate and support. Abide by the open source ethos of community-driven collaboration. Brainstorm with colleagues and strangers. Support others’ ideas, no matter how big or small. Provide guidance if you can and an encouraging attitude if you cannot. Work together to achieve shared goals.

2. Be inclusive.

Actively seek diversity in approaches, ideas, suggestions, thought and background. Do not assume others share your experience or personal beliefs when speaking to or writing for a group or an individual. Proactively reach out to people in the community to ensure they feel included. Understand that you cannot understand everyone’s experience but that you can listen and ask for more information respectfully. Strive for equity.

3. Be kind.

Let compassion and patience guide you. Expect goodness from others and be humble. Allow yourself to learn from others, even when you don’t share an opinion. Use your words carefully and with grace, and demonstrate your conscientiousness through action. Kindness is the backbone of an open approach; it is never superficial and should not block the sharing of ideas.

4. Be transparent.

Conduct yourself with honesty and without hidden agendas. Spend the time to explain why or how something transpired in order to avoid miscommunication -- context matters. Be open about your objectives and decisions to help paint a full picture for the community and empower everyone equally.

5. Be curious.

Ask questions and make mistakes. There is no such thing as a wrong question, and we learn valuable insights every time we try and fail. Curiosity leads to a deeper understanding of one another’s perspectives, motivations and needs. It also leads to experimentation, and experimentation is the key to innovation, which is the backbone of our industry.

  • Collaboration.
  • Inclusivity.
  • Compassion.
  • Transparency.
  • Curiosity.

This is the Cloud Foundry community. Join us.

Read our Code of Conduct