SayDAO is an experiment in facilitating group decision-making in loosely defined communities. It operates with the following design principals: i) Technological expertise should not be a barrier to participation in a community; ii) Technology relied on by communities should run on inexpensive and easily available hardware and software; iii) Many forms of participation in a community are valuable and should be encouraged; iv) Long-term, ongoing participation in the community should be encouraged; v) Newcomers are vital to a community’s long-term health and should be welcomed; vi) Technology can augment a community’s processes or trust within a community, but other rules, laws, or norms are also at play; vii) Expect members of a community to act in good faith.

Last updated: May 2021