Recently, we had a meeting to discuss the ZOMG white paper. Since we all acknowledge the difficulty in choosing and tracking projects, I suggested that one of the ZOMG grants goes to funding a ZOMG grant tracking platform.
AFAIK, the ZIP does not prevent them from funding such a thing and it will go a long way to help the zcash ecosystem with better projects.
Here are the slides I made
The tracking platform is the first slide after the title slides (p. 3)
- Establish Project Goals
- Technical “Whitepaper” or POC
- Timeline & Milestone Exit Criteria
- ROI and KPI
- During project
- Regular Scheduled Progress Updates
- Open Demos
- Community Driven Peer Review
- Option to Adjust Trajectory or even Abort
- On going Checkpoint vs ROI
Anyway, with no real fund to speak of, I think the ZOMG is doing as much as they could.
To be honest, I think the community should find a way to operate, moderate and regulate these grants but I’m a bit fearful that it becomes largely dominated by politics and demagogy.
However, I don’t think we should leave the control of grants in the hands of a single individual whether from ZF, ZOMG, ECC or elsewhere.
Edit: It doesn’t have to be a fancy platform. A form with a detailed manual could do. Probably easier than doing your taxes.