I’m creating This Thread to give the Champions and Advocates of various Development Fund proposals a place to essentially make there final summarized case for said Development Funds. So in the spirit of having created the thread, I will go first.
Edit: please do not consider this a reply thread, pertainent closing remarks only please ; )
I am advocating for Josh Cincinnati’s proposal “A Grand Compromise/Synthesis ZIP Proposal”. I believe it is the most logical choice because it very closely mirrors the only known working Zcash funding model that we know about. Vastly deviating from a known working model, when the goal is to not fail, for no good reason other than that “we can” is illogical. The success of the Zcash mission is what is important and the proposal that best cultivates an environment that is most conducive to that success is the clear choice. I know of no other crypto Space Project that has achieved the same technological advancement for themselves in the same amount of time so I would argue that the most conducive environment is the one we already have.
Besides the fact that the current model works now, we’re also used to it. Implementation of the new model would require very little change to the code and to the structure of the ecosystem as a whole. It is purposefully non complex and should require little resources to both Implement and maintain. This means that as the new implementation occours it should not forseeably affect the development e.g. timelines, efficiency, their peace of mind.
The ECC is the best choice for the continuation of the core development of Zcash because
A. they’re the only people who have ever seriously worked on it and have a very favorable track record for it and
B. the odds of finding and assembling an equally sized, skilled and dedicated group of people to do what these people are set up to do today right now and bring them up to speed with the hopes of achieving similar expected results is basically inconceivable.
The specifications remaining, aside from some core legal questions that I assume must be answered with consultation, are essentially features which I believe can be worked out in due time. However in the (unfortunate) event that they cannot or even fail after implementation it would not intrinsically affect the core funding mechanism.
Zcash is a beautiful thing right now and it’s only going to get better if we let it. With that I implore everyone to think about our mission and values and really consider how and why this all came to be, got to where it is today and going to realistically get to tomorrow.