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Code of Conduct

This page outlines how you should govern yourself when participating in the Status community. For more practical tips and suggestions please refer to how to grow our Community.

This document is not a rulebook, and is neither exhaustive nor complete. The Code of Conduct serves to distil our common understanding that we are all responsible for maintaining and developing this shared environment and it’s culture of productive, collaborative, social responsibility. We expect community members to follow the spirit as much as the letter of this documentation in there dealings in the Status community.


Status is about earning and showing respect for one another: the word itself captures the spirit of social esteem in a human community.

The Status developer community is a productive and agile place, that can welcome new ideas in a complex field. We wish to improve every process every year, and foster collaboration between groups with very different needs, interests and skills.

We gain strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. This code of conduct exists to ensure that diverse groups collaborate to mutual advantage and enjoyment.

The Code of Conduct governs how we behave both in public and in private whenever the project or community will be effected by our actions. We expect it to be honoured by everyone who represents the project officially or informally, claims affiliation with the project, or participates directly.


We strive to be collaborative, considerate, respectful and responsible. Below you will find some of the core watchwords that keep the Status community strong.

Direction, Authority and Leadership

The Status community values discussion, information and decisiveness. As a meritocracy we often delegate decision making, governance and leadership to those we deem to be the most able and engaged candidates. We are each engaged, empowered and inspired by our shared vision, which itself is developed and enriched by informed discussion, deliberate action and active participation.

Decision making and Direction



"A virtuoso is judged by their actions; a leader is judged by the actions of their team." A leader knows when to act and when to step back. They know when to delegate work, and when to take it upon themselves. Leadership and authority are neither a right, a rank nor a title; but are a privilege, a responsibility and a mandate. A leader will only retain their ‘authority’ as long as they retain the support of those who delegated that authority to them. A leader's foremost goal is the success of their team and thus the project as a whole.


Status.im is a Free Software project and the individuals and communities around it are its custodians. We choose not to exclude others from using, understanding, modifying and distributing our work and in doing so we put our trust in one another to act in the best interests of the wider human community that Status.im is designed to serve. This licence holds the developers to account, in the knowledge that the software is a common trust and that it is a privilege, a responsibility to continue to develop it.

The Status Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license and has been adapted from the Ubuntu Code of Conduct v2.0. You may re-use it for your own project, and modify it as you wish, just please allow others to use your modifications and give credit to Ubuntu and the Status Projects!