Open Source Work Product

NVF and IFT shall jointly hold all right, title and interest in and to any and all Work Product that consists of white papers, software and source code, and standards (the “Open Source Work Product”) and any intellectual property rights thereto, as equal joint owners. Neither Party shall have a duty to account to the other Party for its use of such Open Source Work Product. The Parties agree to publish all Open Source Work Product under a Creative Commons BY-SA-NC-ND license and make it available to the public, attributing such Open Source Work Product to both NVF and Contractor as joint owners.

Code of Conduct


This code of conduct serves to ensure that everybody and anybody who wishes to participate is able to do so, and applies to all the Seafood Trackathon events, from the hackathon to happy hour. Further, it applies to online activities related to the Seafood Trackathon, including postings on GitHub, Slack, and Google Groups.


Do Not Harass

Harassment is any unwelcome or hostile behavior towards another person for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to personal characteristics or choices, sexual images or comments, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussion or events, nonconsensual publication of private comments, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Conduct need not be intentional to be harassment.

The organizers of the Seafood Trackathon will not tolerate such behavior.

Respect the Opinions and Abilities of Others

The Seafood Trackathon is designed as a place for people all of different skill levels and approaches to meet and work together toward common goals. As a result, we do not expect that everybody will share the same opinion. However, we do expect that disagreement is done respectfully.

Additionally, we expect that members will educate others respectfully. To this end, do not assume anybody else’s level of expertise or knowledge. Do not belittle a lack of information, or insist on unnecessary precision. We are all learning, so afford others—as well as yourself—room to grow.

Keep Your Team Open

Except for instances where it would significantly impede productivity, there is always room on a Seafood Trackathon project for one more person. Unless doing so would be counter-productive to the goals of the project, anybody who is interested in a project is allowed to join it.


While this document exists primarily to prevent certain bad behavior, we also believe that our community members should work towards a higher standard. To that end, we strongly encourage the following conduct, though they are considered aspirational rather than necessary.

Build With, Not For

Work to ensure that the community is well-represented in all stages of development. Seek out those who are under-represented, and remove barriers to access. Listen as much—or more—than you speak, and give full consideration to all ideas, even if they seem improbable at first.

Empower, Experiment, and Find a Way for Everybody to Contribute

When more people share their knowledge and skills, they give a project a greater chance to succeed. When somebody shows up with an unusual skill, look for ways to fit them into the team rather than reasons why it wouldn’t work. Experiment with new approaches, and don’t be afraid to try something that might not work.


Making a Report

If you are unable to resolve the issue, or are uncomfortable doing so, you should contact an organizer for the Seafood Trackathon, either in person or electronically. The organizers agree to keep information shared in association with a Code of Conduct violation private, and may reveal it only with the approval of the affected person(s). Contact information for organizers of the Seafood Trackathon: Nathan Droesch ( or Susan Roxas (

When making a report, the following information is useful, but not required:

  • Who violated the Code of Conduct?
  • Where and when did the violation occurred?
  • What happened?
  • Who may have witnessed the violation?
  • Who are you?


The organizers agree to treat all violations impartially, and will strive to apply this code of conduct consistently. In situations where this may not be possible due to personal or business relationships, the organizers shall refer the violation report to another appropriate decision-maker with the approval of the affected person(s).

Organizers may take any appropriate action, including expulsion and a ban from future events, to resolve a violation of this code of conduct. In the event of gray areas, precedence will be given to the target of the conduct.