Recently I had a chat with @emin.chain about the progress with grant application and preferences for grants.
Personally I wanted to see how we can grow the token ecosystem on aeternity, and why there is close to none incentive to support new extensions / AEXs.
I turns out that Aeternity is going more into an open governance.
This is the discussion I would like to initiate here:
- Is the community active / representative enough to have open governance?
- IMHO strong leadership is an essence of any emerging project. Blockchain community is not centered around aeternity, so either it will not attract people to spend enough time on it or it won’t be efficient (countless discussion vs good leadership and execution).
- How the grant accepting process looks like now?
- If we really want to go towards the open governance, is there any constitution? Do the people need to buy a stake to vote? Is it an open governance?
- Who are the stakeholders? How the stake is distributed (business, regions, IT vs miners vs business creators)?
Major threats are following:
- Small turn over in the voting / governance.
- Innovators / leaders will not have time time to play the governance game.
- Risk of wrong incentives - what if it all turn out into a mining business?
- Wasting lot of precious time of a community to discuss all topics.
- Dead locks.
This are just basic question, which will have to be clarified to make any step towards open governance.