@sonya, @amiller, @acityinohio,
Suggestion for changes of eligability of the Zcash Community Advisery Panel 2019.
As it’s stated that it’s only invite only i advocate for a change of these rules. I have asked previously allready but seems it didn’t get any attention so far, hence again asking for opening the Zcash community panel for a wider community, including VC’s, investors, miners, mining pools, forum members, ZEC holders, ZEC traders, ZEC fans, ZEC whomevers.
Invite only isn’t a good transparent fair way to involve interested Zcash members into the governance in my opinion.
Actually Invite-only for new members encourages to invite people that might have a similar view rather than having people from all the different streams within the Zcash community.
Last years slection of the community panel allready raised a lot of discussion as many members have not been aware they would have been able to join and this years “invite-only” isn’t much better better either.
Should a community panel really be based on inivite only and do invite only represent these members that are not present in the community panel?
Should the last years community panel members have such much power to invite people they like or should it be possible to everybody in within the Zcash community at least be able to apply?
Possibility of abusing the invite-only option. Someone could invite a relative or even make invite his own puppet account eligable for voting.
Possibility of biased invites. It’s possible that especially the ECC, ZF, founders which are allready present in the current governance panel invite people that support their favoured proposals, actually it’s more than logical that this happens. That’s in my book not a fair approach for a fair voting within the community governance panel.
Invite-Only suggest more centralization than decentralization, at least that’s my impression. The invite option should be used voluntary to invite people like VC’s, investment groups, hardware producers, mining pools, etc but it should in no way be limited to “invite-only” by that small community group beside the ZF, ECC and founders that joined.
This are my points why i honestly and seriously think that the invite-only option for new members is a very bad choosen one. I honestly hope the foundation considers another more fair approach for people interested in joining the community governance panel (now Community Advisery Panel).