In light of @preston’s RFC-000-009: Verification and Privatization of the Forums, I believe there can be productive discussions about the future of Governance. The comments here would serve as feeder information for potential ideas of how we can align and structure governance in the distant future. I don’t believe decentralized governance is in the short term goals, and I personally hope that the Ren team maintains control over major decisions for the foreseeable future.
Please keep in mind that it appears that the Ren team does not currently prioritize verification or privatization of the forum per @loong’s message below:
Given @loong’s comment, perhaps we can shift the focus, instead of aiming to verify/privatize the forum, we can discuss the factors we’d like to consider for shaping governance in the future. I can start off:
Future governance based on
- Node count
- Multiplier for age of node (# of epochs online)
- $Ren token held (% Discount compared to node as node is more invested in the success of Ren) (with clarification that token must be staked in some fashion such as a potential underwriting pool that takes on risk to support the security of the project per discussions with jhv.st and Loong below)
Perhaps node vote weight can be determined by something like:
Ø(z) = weight in voting
Ø(-6) = 0 epochs = 0 weight
Ø(0) = 6 epochs = 0.5 weight
Ø(6) = 12 epochs = 1 weight
This weight would then be multiplied by the # of nodes.
Example: 10 nodes at 6 epochs would be worth 5 votes.
Decisions based on discussions
- That are open to wider community (including external parties that visit the forum)
- Collaborative and open discussions that support each others’ arguments, and even if they are against your argument, provide data/analysis/facts/logic to counter the arguments to contribute to greater collective understanding
This is just what I’ve brainstormed with some folks initially. I’d love to get more of the community’s opinions weighed in. Thank you to @fuzzylogic, @mitche50, @Ruzo11, @alexander, @MaxRoszko, @davoice321, @shiny, and @akinsawyerr for the initial discussions; please feel free to add your own thoughts below.
Again - please remember this is for discussions purposes only and will likely not be a short or mid-term focus. The motive for this post is to have community ideas compiled and collaborated upon.