Over the last month, there have been several discussions in the community about the future and direction of DXdao. With the release of Mesa and soon-to-launch Omen, attention is quickly turning to managing these projects and planning for more.
- Budget and resource allocation
- Treasury management
- Worker compensation guidelines
- Governance processes
- Product Roadmap
- Updated whitepaper
These are all complex issues that cannot be answered by any individual. They require research, input from the community, and ultimately, consensus and approval of the DXdao.
There have been threads and community discussion on almost all of the items, but – stating the obvious – there isn’t any type of organization to drive these initiatives forward, so it’s hard to conceptualize how the community can resolve them.
It’s also challenging because these issues are intertwined. It’s hard to have a treasury management strategy until it’s known what the budget looks like, and you can’t know what the budget looks like without worker compensation guidelines or the product roadmap. And that’s before getting any of this to a proposal that REP holders could vote on.
So, I guess the question is where to start?
While it’s important to move quickly on items and products currently in production, the structures and processes put in place now will have a huge effect on DXdao in the future, so I think it’s worth discussing the long-term implications and how they fit into the goals and values that DXdao espouses.
It seems that the worker compensation guidelines are the furthest along and the least dependent on other issues. Augusto’s proposal has been through several iterations and once there’s consensus, it will be easier to move project proposals further. And then, it would make sense for the community to discuss what to prioritize (products, markets, decentralization areas)
These are brand new issues, requiring new types of coordination that use our friendly blockchain, Ethereum. It would be great to hear other opinions on how to move forward.