There is community consensus (based on twitter and this forum) that block rewards shouldn’t be shared with ECC investors:
Example tweet: https://twitter.com/steven_mckie/status/1157084739959812098?s=21
While ECC has published their stance on the funding, it would be easy for community to decide if they share their broader goals and vision for next 4 years (post 2020). or do they expect community to provide the manifesto?
Does community really want to use block rewards for marketing? If that’s the case, then we shouldn’t call it DEVFUND. Let’s get the naming right this time (unlike Founder’s reward).
IMHO, we should be spending all resources on increasing shielded address adoption to 100%, everything else should come next including scalability (we simply don’t want to compete with Coda protocol without 100% shielded transactions).