Common to any group trying to do something big and complex, conflicts can occur. We are designing this Code of Conduct to avoid harm to our community and its culture and to minimize distractions from our shared mission. To be a superbly functioning DAO, it’s necessary for members to go beyond our own idea of 'right' behavior and agree to a shared set of standards defined in a Code of Conduct (CoC).
Our Code of Conduct is designed to:
This CoC regulates not only what is considered acceptable and unacceptable, but also describes the offboarding steps for individuals who repeatedly violate the Code.
All members, regardless of their status or role, of Centrifuge DAO are expected to be aware of and adhere to the Code of Conduct, both online and in-person during discussions, events, meetings, and off-sites that are hosted by or associated with Centrifuge.
The Centrifuge DAO does not tolerate harassment of DAO members in any form. It aims to resolve conflict.
It is important to try and recognize and address all forms of harmful or unacceptable conduct, even if it is not immediately obvious or easily identifiable.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things.
DAO participants should understand that Centrifuge is a protocol for financial applications and that acting with integrity around financial matters is an absolute must.
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up.
If you see a problem, flat it. Any member of the DAO or any member outside the DAO can report the violation of the CoC (including an ongoing conflict between parties) to the Governance and Coordination Group (GCG) and Forum and Discord Moderators (henceforth known as 'Moderators'). The Moderators are contactable via Forum, Discord or Slack. For handles of moderators see the Appendix.
All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in the response deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances on the basis of CoC. Moderators will maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
Moderators have the mandate and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions across the Centrifuge channels (Forum, Discord, Slack and etc.) that are not aligned with this CoC.
Moderators have also the right to issue warnings to members of the DAO if they violate the Code or to suspend temporarily or permanently offboard any members for other behaviors based on this CoC and the steps of Violation listed below.
Moderators have the right to issue a warning or offboarding when a violation occurs depending on their understanding. Multiple warnings can lead to an offboarding.
If there is an ongoing conflict between members or groups, either party — or any party who observes this conflict — can request to the Moderators that mediation occur.
If mediation cannot be done by Moderators, the Moderators should propose a Conflict Resolution Committee, consisting of 3 DAO members (objective and independent of the parties involved). One or more of these people must have experience in conflict resolution or mediation. The Centrifuge DAO has access to a network of mediators at greaterthan.works who should be involved in any committee. Some of whom are also DAO members.
The role of the Committee is to try and resolve conflict in the way that best serves the parties involved and ultimately the principles and mission of the DAO. It is a temporary committee established solely for the purpose of resolving any conflicts or disputes between the parties in the DAO. If or after the specific conflict is resolved, the Conflict Resolution Committee dissolves.
Kate (Forum Moderator)
Christian (Forum Moderator)
Ash (Discord Moderator)
Yaroslav (Discord Moderator)
The Code of Conduct is part of the Founding Documents that Centrifuge DAO approved. You can find Founding Documents of the Centrifuge DAO here.