Open Source Code of Conduct


Basically it’s the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would like others to treat you.”  However, if you need to be told what not to do, use the Silver Rule: “Do not treat others in a way you would not like to be treated.”  Or, if you prefer the more succinct way Bill & Ted put it:

Be Excellent to Each Other

Contributions or communication through any of Ryu Maru’s channels (Blog, Forums, GitHub, e-mail, Google+, Twitter, etc.) must be constructive and never resort to personal attacks, trolling, public or private harassment, insults, or other unprofessional conduct.  Maintainers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

We’re All In This Together

Don’t harass people.  Harassment includes offensive comments related to race, religion, disability, body size, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Say Something

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the core team or email conduct(a) immediately [replace the (a) with @].


Individuals asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Violators will be warned by the core team.  Repeat violations will result in being blocked or banned by the core team at or before the third violation.

Finally, don’t forget that it is human to make mistakes! We’re all like buggy code. So let’s work together to help each other, resolve issues, and learn from the mistakes that we will all inevitably make from time to time.


Thanks to the thoughtbox Code of ConductBundler Code of ConductMozilla Community Participation Guidelines, Linux Code of Conflict, and Contributor Covenant for inspiration and ideas.


To the extent possible under law, Ryu Maru has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Ryu Maru Code of Conduct. This work is published from the United States.