Updated September 16, 2019

Our Developer Community should maintain a positive, constructive, and respectful environment for everyone. This Code of Conduct provides our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We require that all community members abide by this Code within the Developer Portal and any community-related events.

  1. Respect one another. Keep your tone positive, and your posts and comments constructive. Calls for lawsuits or other antagonistic, excessively negative, or offensive comments are not allowed. Aggression, profanity, personal attacks (such as targeting specific people, openly calling for removal of community members, or actions against employees) and trolling are not allowed. It is not okay to "stalk," try to intimidate, or otherwise harass any person.
  2. Respect people's time and attention by asking well-thought-out questions and sharing what you think others will find interesting and helpful. Make sure your contributions are relevant to the overall mission of the community as well as to the specific discussion topic where you post. Solicitations are rarely relevant. If you have something you want members to join, participate in, or buy, ask us first.
  3. Do not post duplicate messages in different areas of the community. If you have a new question, start a new thread rather than interrupting a conversation.
  4. Don't post anything that is not yours to share unless you have specific permission to do so. Don’t post or share something that would violate any agreements you have made or policies you are subject to (e.g., non-disclosure, employment, trade secret or otherwise). Don't share anything about yourself, your employer, or your organization that you would not want to see on a road-side billboard. Also, don't post or share others’ personal information, including contact information, or any content that you receive through one-to-one communications without the other’s consent.
  5. Do not provide false, misleading or inaccurate information.
  6. Community members who have "Admin" or "Moderator" associated with their identity/profile are authorized Bose community moderators. To avoid confusion, only authorized Bose moderators may use these words or “Bose” in their identity/profile.
  7. We encourage innovation and recognize that you may create open source tools. We may offer designated spaces for you to share your work with others. And, from time to time, we may choose to highlight or comment on certain tools. However, you should not promote your work as “official,” or suggest that it is approved by Bose. Likewise, our forums and events should not be used to promote your tools as an alternative to or over those offered by Bose and/or its partners. We want to avoid confusing members of our developer community who are intent on working with tested tools that are engineered to work optimally with our latest products and firmware.
  8. You should discuss forum moderation actions directly through one-on-one messages with forum moderators.
  9. Do not contact any person who has requested not to be contacted.

By using the Bose Developer Portal including posting in the forums and engaging in community events, you agree to follow these rules as well as the Terms of Use. We may delete, move, or modify comments or posts, and/or revoke or block access to any materials. Repeated violations could result in suspension or permanent removal from the community.

We want this community to meet your needs and make the Bose Developer experience a great one. Have ideas on how we can improve? Let us know in the Feedback Forum.

If you have questions for Bose that cannot be discussed in the community, if you recognize any violation of these rules, or if you have questions about our terms and policies, please send a one-on-one message to a forum moderator.