I take the
Arti project/grant as a successful example of ZOMG operation.
Arti project was characterized as necessary to fill a a “missing piece” of the Zcash privacy story.
I think the community is widely in agreement with that perspective.
I wonder if there’re characteristics of that success we can learn from?
It’s been mentioned elsewhere that some folks’ concept of the ZOMG is as a body that allocates resources to established projects that generally already have the infrastructure necessary to handle reallocation to specific recipients (think Tor Foundation to Tor developers).
It seems to me that a trustworthy mobile device is a similar missing piece.
So superficially, the Pine64 organization seems to check many of the same boxes as the successful
- fills a missing piece
- has an existing infrastructure
- is concerned about User privacy (given that the PinePhone ships with hardware kill switches)
Have we (the ZOMG) considered reaching out to the Pine64 community? Are there competitors in that space that we might approach?