Project Name: Zenon Improvement Proposals (ZIP) framework development
Description: This proposal is for the development of a “Zenon Improvement Proposals (ZIP)” framework and process. The major outputs from the project will be a framework, set of policies, common standards and workflows that will outline and define a robust improvements process for Zenon.
A improvements proposals framework will govern how individuals can initially propose possible network and core code changes to a crypto system. Following this, it will govern how voting will occur in an effort to determine the proposed changes impact and benefit to the ecosystem.
Changes to the core code, upgrades to the network and changes in standards should all be discussed and developed through this ZIP process in the future. Bitcoin has its BIP process and Ethereum its EIP process - and Mr Kaine has mentioned that this is something important in his eyes. At the moment there is a clear lack of strategy or policy around how a consensus could be formed regarding changes to Zenon, Syrius and the NoM.
If a specific change is required then how would we obtain agreeance to a satisfactory level of confidence that this change is indeed what the broader community would want? The goal is that this project will help set the framework to answer this question.
It’s not sexy or full of interesting coding efforts, but I believe this is something critical and necessary for the future success of the NoM. I am passionate about delivering this to a high level of quality and ensuring it meets the communities needs.
Team: Just myself for this one. I’ve developed similar framework development/options papers for customers through my day job as an IT solutions architect that have been well received and been the catalyst for significant internal change. The output will be a professional paper with a set of appendices for the key outcomes. I envisage the first ZIP will also be included and outline the identified process.
What is your high-level roadmap? 1 phase for this project, which would encompass the below:
- Research and document comparisons of other networks improvement processes
- Analysis of these processes with a view for what is suitable for Zenon
- Development of a set of policies and framework for the ZIP process
- Specification of ZIP categories
- Documented review policies for submissions
- Development of a ZIP submission template
- Development of a phased ZIP approach plan (start small and build out)
- Development of ZIP process workflows
- Identification of voting mechanisms and potential solutions for voting
- Submission of the first ZIP governing the process
Completion of Phase 1 will be measured by:
- Completion and delivery of the framework to the community
Total Requested Funding = 2500 ZNN and 25000 QSR
Project Duration = 3 months
How did you calculate your budget? Based on similar papers I have written (albeit it for IT and not Crypto systems) I estimate this would take me anywhere from 100-150 hours to complete to a satisfactory level, I will work on it mostly out of hours in my spare time. Based on current ZNN price and relative hourly rates for this type of work I feel the amount requested is fair (it will all end up back into the eco-system anyway when I spawn a Sentinel).
Project and Payment Milestones:
Funding Request: 100%
Duration: 3 months
Risks, Assumptions, Known Issues, Dependencies: It is worth noting that A-Z is a ZIP process in it’s own right, but not intended for the core governance (and is limited to Pillars) of the network and thus isn’t suitable for what we need long term.
Have you previously submitted a proposal (either in Accelerator-Z or Incubator)? No
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