We are invite-only instance for musicians, sound-artists, producers of any kind of aural noise, songwriters, bedroom producers, sonic manglers and algorave livecoders.
We are invite-only to prevent spam accounts and folks just trying out mastodon/fediverse. We are looking for people who want to actively contribute to this fediverse instance. If that describes you, please read our Code of Conduct below and if you agree to it then contact admins (@luka) for an invite.
A primary goal of our community is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
We invite all those who participate in our community to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.
Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, colour, immigration status, education level, size, family status, religion, sexual orientation, class, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including discrimination against participants with disabilities.
We are aware that the definitions and examples for diversity and discrimination have a strong cultural bias and are likely to change over time. They mirror the sensitivities of the SoNoMu community at the time of writing. We welcome suggestions as to how to extend our understanding of discrimination and exclusivism.
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase free and open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming and friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, culturally appropriative, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of the community.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
The SoNoMu community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the community organizers with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.
We expect all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
This SoNoMu Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. It is based on the SuperCollider Code of Conduct.
SoNoMu (SoundNoiseMusic) was a website that existed in 00s in the context of UK underground electronic music - it supported labels, events and artists and was created by "State51 Conspiracy". This Mastodon instance has no connection to that effort apart from the name. We'd like to acknowledge that slice of history: https://web.archive.org/web/20120829164558/http://sonomu.net/about/