Standard for Public Code commitment badge
As the Standard for Public Code imposes a large number of requirements on codebases that commit to meet it, and subsequently, on all future contributions made to a codebase, it is very helpful for potential contributors to discover as early as possible in their collaboration process that it applies to them too. One common way to visualize this in codeforges is to use an image at the top of the readme file, a badge. Therefore, we have now created a badge for all the codebases that commit to meet the criteria of the Standard for Public Code.
By using the badge in a repository, and linking it to that codebase’s commitment to meet it fully, it should be clear to anyone that sees it that the codebase is serious about collaboration and what the expectations are for new contributions.
We are happy to see that this badge is starting to be used, for example in the Swedish Agency for Digital Government’s Open Source Project Template and jitsi-outlook repositories.
If you too want to show your commitment to meet the Standard for Public Code in a codebase you maintain, it’s fairly straightforward to add the badge to your repository, as explained in the README for the Standard for Public Code.
We link to codebases that we are aware of having made a commitment like this in our list over at standard-compliant.publiccode.net, whether they have added the badge or not. If you want your codebase to show up in that list, please email a link to a public commitment to meet the Standard for Public Code to email@example.com and we will add it. Or, if you like, you can also make a pull request directly to the standard-compliant.publiccode.net repository.