Helium is an open-source, decentralized network that is powered by its community. This means that the network and its development are governed by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that is run by its users. The community is responsible for making decisions on the direction of the network through Helium Improvement Proposals (HIPs).

HIPs are proposals submitted by community members that outline new features, changes, or improvements to the network. These proposals are then voted on by the community, and if approved, implemented into the network. This allows for a transparent and decentralized decision-making process that is not controlled by any single entity.

Furthermore, Helium is built on a decentralized blockchain, which means that it is resistant to censorship and tampering. This ensures that the network remains accessible to everyone, and that the data transmitted on it is secure.