Summary version: Future of Zcash dev funding — high signal, low noise
This thread is for comparing and contrasting proposals (e.g. which ones can be combined?), commenting on the general trends of proposals so far, discussing and defining the feedback process, and hopefully moving toward broad consensus or something close to it.
I will update this post with new information as needed. If you think I missed anything, or want to point me toward something to add, send me a message or tag @sonya in a comment.
On the threads (or GitHub issues) for specific proposals, discuss the pros and cons of those specific proposals, or suggest improvements.
- Guide to writing your first ZIP
- ZIP-writing suggestions and examples by @mistfpga
- Proposal authors, please read: Help making ZIPs by @nathan-at-least
|ZIP draft submission deadline||Aug 31, 2019|
|Feature selection done||October 31, 2019|
|Testnet beta code release||March 31, 2020|
|Testnet activation||May 31, 2020|
|Mainnet activation||October 2020|
Proposals for NU4 must be submitted as draft ZIPs by August 31.
ZIP editor context
- Advocate: @rebekah93
- Advocate: @ttmariemia
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Zcash Foundation Statements
Executive director @acityinohio:
Electric Coin Company Statements
A catalog of the major results that the Electric Coin Company has delivered to the Zcash community over the last three years: https://electriccoin.co/blog/animating-zcash/
This is in the context of the Zcash community deciding whether the “Strategic Reserve”/“Dev Fund” was a good use of funds.
ECC published a statement on Zcash dev funding sustainability. In particular, please note these details:
ECC will release assessments of each proposal submitted to the Zcash Community site. We will first work with authors or champions on these proposals in order to formalize them into PreZips (pre Zcash Improvement Proposals) and ensure they reflect the author’s intent. Proposals might include non-funding mandates, such as Aristarchus’ mandate for a voting mechanism.
Each PreZip must have a champion who is the author and/or someone willing to advocate for the proposal. The ECC will then draft assessments of each PreZip that will include how its adoption would impact ECC funding, how we believe it would impact the Zcash project, and how the company would likely respond if such proposal was adopted by the community. We are likely to advocate for proposals which would allow ECC (or another organization in its place) to continue the kind of ambitious, strategic and integrated operations that we’ve demonstrated in the first years of Zcash.