Page last updated: Feb 11, 2020

Our Charter

Optimism is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC): a for-profit corporation intended to produce a public benefit and operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. This means that we are obligated to balance the pecuniary interests of our stockholders with the best interests of those materially affected by our conduct, as well as a specific "public benefit charter" we incorporated with.

Our PBC charter is as follows:

The specific public benefit purpose of the Company is to enhance and enshrine fair access to public goods on the internet through the development of open source software.

This charter represents our pledge to the Ethereum community to uphold its values by producing infrastructure which promotes the growth and sustainability of an ecosystem of public goods. For more on how we plan to do this, read here.