Community Rule

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= "CommunityRule helps communities establish appropriate norms for decision-making, stewardship, and culture". [1]



"Too many of our communities adopt default governance practices that rely on the unchecked authority of founders, admins, or moderators, lacking even basic features of small-scale democracy. The purpose of CommunityRule is to help communities establish appropriate norms for decision-making, stewardship, and culture.

The governance practices we share here have long roots in diverse cultures. To ensure this inheritance remains a commons, content on CommunityRule is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means that anyone has the right to use and adapt it, and adaptations must be re-shared under the same license.

CommunityRule is a project of the Media Enterprise Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with the Metagovernance Project.

CommunityRule is primarily authored by MEDLab director Nathan Schneider and Drew Hornbein, who also administer the project. If a community of contributors and users forms around CommunityRule, it should develop into a more community-driven governance model with the help of CommunityRule itself."


More information

  • To contribute to the project, post Issues and Merge Requests to the project on GitLab, or send an email to [email protected].