Code of Conduct

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 Sideway sponsored projects to help us create a safe and productive experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

Respect that people have differences of opinion and that every design or implementation choice carries a trade-off and numerous costs. There is seldom a single right answer, but nevertheless, the project maintainers have the final say even when you disagree.


The Sideway organization's repositories, websites, Slack channels, and other venues of interaction are not public places, even when they are hosted by public services. You are a guest and expected to behave as if you are visiting someone else's home. In this case, the project maintainers' home.

Sideway open source projects are managed under the BDFL model. If you are unwilling to accept the final decision of the maintainers, your only acceptable recourse is to leave. The code is licensed under a liberal open source license allowing you to fork and make the changes you wish elsewhere.


This policy applies to any interaction with other Sideway open source community members. Whether on GitHub, Twitter, IRC, Slack, or any other venue, your actions matter. We expect all members of the hapi community, to behave respectfully to others regardless of venue and regardless whether the communication is about the hapi project or not.

Expressing opinions which may offend others in public or in private may trigger a policy violation review. Our goal is to provide a safe environment and when a conflict arises between one person's freedom of expression and another's sense of safety, we will take the necessary actions to ensure the project remains a safe environment for all.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone's consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

When possible, a warning will be given before taking other actions. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If you disagree, first take steps to suspend and remove the offending materials or actions, then raise your objections in a polite and appropriate manner. If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should reach out via the contacts below with a description of your grievance.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the maintainers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning. A person's past contribution to the hapi project will not be considered when evaluating their behavior.

Contact Information

You may contact one or more of the listed team members or