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Standards of Conduct


DXdao strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and inclusion in all of its practices and policies. In order to provide equal opportunities to all individuals, contributor decisions for DXdao will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and past contributions. DXdao does not discriminate contributor opportunities or practices because of race, ethnicity, culture, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation or preferences, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, or dis/ability.

DXdao will make accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of contribution, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

DXdao expressly prohibits any form of harassment or discrimination. Contributors or community members with questions or concerns about discrimination on DXdao forums, meetings, chats, or any other form of communication are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of the DXdao community. Anyone can raise concerns without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in such behavior will be subject to the appropriate corrective action found in the below Enforcement Guidelines.

Conflicts of Interest

Contributors have an obligation to the DXdao community to conduct business within guidelines that prohibit actual or potential conflicts of interest. DXdao’s conflict of interest policy establishes only the framework within which DXdao chooses to conduct business. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide contributors with general information so that you can get further direction from other community members when you need guidance on issues related to a possible conflict of interest.

Contributors may not engage in outside activities that conflict with, or could be perceived as conflicting with, the interests of DXdao, including but not limited to:

  • Using your position to influence a decision that may result in personal gain for you, a relative, or a friend as a result of DXdao’s business dealings.

  • Having a financial relationship or financial interest with a supplier, vendor, or competing entity, employee, or other entity having business dealings with DXdao that may negatively impact DXdao.

  • Using DXdao’s name as a part of any outside promotional campaign or other business endeavor.

Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Contributors have an obligation to act in good faith and to deal fairly with other DXdao contributors and contributors. Examples of not acting in good faith are the following:

  • Pretending to be someone else for the purpose of obtaining a position with DXdao.

  • Falsely claiming to have completed work that was in fact never completed or completed in a substandard manner for the purpose of receiving compensation.

Contributor Covenant

Additionally, all DXdao community members are expected to abide by the following modified Contributor Covenant where applicable. This is a Code of Conduct developed specifically for Open Source Communities.

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement on the respective social channel. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Correction

Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested in specific scenarios.

2. Warning

Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

3. Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Permanent Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0, available here.

Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see the FAQ here. Translations are available here.