Like the larger technical community, the Trino community is made up of a mixture
of professionals and volunteers from all over the world, working on all aspects
of Trino. We see this diversity as one of our huge strengths, because when
people of diverse backgrounds come together to build a shared system, the result
is better for everyone.
This is why we encourage everyone, especially those with different perspectives,
to communicate openly and frequently. To that end, we have a few ground rules
that we ask everyone to adhere to. This code of conduct applies equally to all
participants in the Trino project, from first-time participants to
This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in
the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make communication easier and to
benefit us and the technical communities in which we participate.
This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Trino project or the
Trino Software Foundation. This includes Slack, the mailing lists, the issue
tracker, Trino events, and any other forums created by the project team, which
the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code
outside these spaces may affect a person’s ability to participate within them.
If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report
it by emailing
- Be friendly and patient.
- Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports
people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited
to, members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color,
immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status,
political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
- Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn
will depend on the work of others. Any decision you make will affect users and
colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account. Remember that
we are a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone
else’s primary language.
- Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is
no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some
frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a
personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel
uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Trino
community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with
people outside the Trino community.
- Be careful with the words that you choose. We are serious about the work we
do, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult
or disparage other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior
aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Violent threats or language directed against another person.
- Discriminatory jokes and language.
- Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
- Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying
- Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
- Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop,
- When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and
technical, happen all the time, and Trino is no exception. It is important that
we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we
are different. The strength of Trino comes from its varied community, people
from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives
on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t
mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each
other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and
learning from mistakes.
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