Hey all, GrantG here,
Today I wanted to broach the topic of community engagement, and furthering the protocol. My aim with this post is to create and standardize some kind of working group structure, or Tribe (we are one big Tribe, working together, comprised of smaller Tribes), for community members who wish to contribute to the protocol. Taking some inspiration from @arcology ‘s post here. These would be a more formalized system that should be taken very seriously by the team, and by the community. These Tribes serve several purposes, I see as core values.
- Enable community members to gain more autonomy & accountability.
- Ensure focus on high-impact work that addresses core needs and benefit the Tribe.
- Ensures that those contributors who make positive change are compensated
- Create a system for education and growth of the community.
- Be an ever evolving source of innovation.
They are more than just a forum post, involving dedicated channels on both the discord and discourse. Tribes would be community driven and determined. A few potential Tribes that immediately come to mind are:
- PCV Management and Diversification
In this WG the primary goal would be to guide portions of the PCV to financial success, something to be considered here is proper staffing. A community led WG would want to have a dedicated risk management expert, finance expert… etc
- Product integrations
An integration focused Tribe could serve the community in terms of advocacy, I.E reaching out to other projects, and championing Fei Protocol. Creating more significant use cases, and opportunities for members of the Tribe.
- Product development
In terms of development, I envisioned this as building use cases from the ground up. For example: A product development team could seek to build an NFT platform that is integrated directly with Fei, to be used by the community at large.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that a portion of the PCV must be diversified for the longevity and safety of this project. Many users have advocated this (@eswak, @redball, @arcology, @Bruno, to name a few). Allowing community members to petition to create a funded Tribe, (done through snapshot) democratizes them, and ensures that there is adequate time for debate regarding the structure of the group to be implemented.
These Tribes would be responsible for their own success, and would be held to certain standards regarding communication and transparency. This would include hosting community calls highlighting the development of their projects, as well as delivering unto the community consistent progress reports and updates. I feel it is worth noting that Initiatives like those above, should they prove successful, could lead to further work directly with Fei Labs. Implementing a specific structure for these systems is important as well, as it standardizes them to some degree. In that vein, I propose that any petition to form a Tribe follow this outline:
First: The proposal must be discussed in depth before action is taken on it. Ensure that your idea is well thought out and discussed before submitting a proposal for the creation of a Tribe.
Second: Create a post in the discourse under the Proposals category, with the prefix [TCP] or, Tribe Creation Protocol, and answer these questions below.
What is the core problem(s) you want to solve? Define it.
What impact will this project have?
What does this group aim to accomplish (goals)
How will this task be accomplished (methodology)
What is the timeline for accomplishing this task?
What is needed to accomplish this task/project (proposed budget, use of funds)
Working Group Leader(s) Who manages the group?
How will you report your progress to the community (weekly calls, reports)?
Additionally, Include an initial poll in the proposal post for determining a base level of interest in supporting the Tribe, in conjunction with forum responsiveness.
One of my goals is to create a vibrant and diverse community for Fei Protocol, I believe this is one of the first steps needed to make that happen. In regards to community calls, I would like to volunteer to host them. Discord has built this functionality in and we should make use of it. Any feedback is appreciated, looking forward to your responses and building a great future with all of you.