There could be situations that result in a misuse of the intellectual property, brand assets and goodwill that the community has accrued over the years. In such case, the Dai Foundation will use appropriate tools to ensure that the Maker Protocol remains aligned with its core principles.
These principles include:
The protocol must be available free of charge, as open source and without restrictions, on equal terms and for anyone. There must be a high degree of access and distribution to the unbanked and financially underserved.
The governance of the protocol must take a sustainable approach, and no harmful centralization of the protocol must happen.
Development of the protocol must be in compliance with the legislation in force at any time.
The protocol must be operated using scientific governance that optimizes long term stability, assures diversification of the collateral portfolio, and benefit of Dai users.
In practice the intent is that the community can freely use Dai trademarks, but abuse by scammers is prohibited, and that malicious attackers of the Protocol are not allowed to mislead users of the Protocol.