Two Community Council (CC) @hendi & @davidtavarez have decided to step down and make place for new Grinners to represent the communities interests. It is with regret that we see them leave, but we decided based on the feedback we got from the community, to use the opportunity to renew the way the CC operates. There are a few changes that I would like to mention:
The Grin CC now has its discussions excluding transaction building in a public telegram group:
Telegram: Contact @grin_CC_public
The CC has gradually moved from a 4 out of 6 members being appointed by the OC, to being fully democratically chosen. To safe gourd the funds and keep the quality of representatives high, we wrote an election guidelines document which implements some additional safety measures and requirements for candidates and voting as well as provides a template for how to hold CC election in the future.
You can read the detailed election guidelines here:
TLDR: these guidelines allow council members to be appointed or removed by any community member (democratic) but only when proper arguments are provided (technocratic) while implementing measure to secure the funds. In case of doubts, the CC can fall back on these basic principles of a) allowing motions by any community member and b) only approving motions when considered valid based on their argumentation.
This phase ends at the 7th of September. Anyone can become a CC candidate if he/she has a Trust level of 1 on the forum and a track record being a constructive and active community member. Anyone without these requirements can still become a candidate in the CC election, but they needs provide strong argumentation of why they want to be part of the CC and proof of being a active in the project to support their candidacy.
Below I will provide a short list of members that came to mind in the public discussions on the CC election. This list is just an informal list and nothing official. Anyone is invited to become a candidate in the CC election. If you want to be a candidate, please read the election guidelines and make a post following this template:.
- Start topic title with "*CC candidate: $your_name. "
- First provide information "I’ve been an active Grin community member for x years" and have contributed to the project in “x” way. If you do not meet the trust level 1 and active forum member requirements, explain you are not on the forum, but that your active can be verified based on their participation in xyz Grin community group)
- provide your motivation and arguments for wanting to represent the community.*
John Davies - refused
l33dan - refused
David B. - we asked, answer is pending
Trinitron - was a good option, but sticks to returning fund to OC which is not in line with what current CC and OC want
Trab - agrees to be a candidate for the election
Renzokuken - preferred to have him work on Mimblewimble Python, but I would trust him completely as CC member, now MCM-Mike wants him as representative
stakerV - Our old ground-keeper who created the CC website. I trust him completely, unfortunately less active lately though
Ceckickafa - I prefer him to focus on being only a groundkeeper so there would not be a conflict of interest or risk of losing him like David T, but he would be an option for CC member
nirg - Also known as Grinsingularity, the guy behind all the awesome Grin art and wallpapers, I trust him, he is still reading up all the time but comments less like Grumpy
Grumpy - Long term community member who lives in Taiwan, I would trust him as CC member, nowadays he does not reply much on the forum lately
Grundkurs - Also long term member, could be an option
dog - Pragmatic guy, represent the communities vision, the guy behind slatepack market
NewJack777 - Also known as Jankie, our groun-dkeeper. Reasonably knowledgeable and the type fit for governance. However, in the last funding period he/she did not complete all tasks or compensate
theGrinReaper - Very knowledgeable on Grin, long term member who reads a lot. He would be a reasonable candidate
bruges - longstanding community member, not sure if he is interested in politics
Neo-Geo - longstanding community member, mostly interested in mining.
The first thing you can do to help the project is to care, educate yourself and participate in the discussionand vote. The second thing you can do is to become a candidate in the CC election. Anyone can endorse a candidate with arguments and likes. Anyone can object against a candidate with arguments and by withholding likes (liking the other candidates to create a negative vote).
Ones all candidates have stepped forward, we will announce the start of an election period in which we will actively market the election in the newsletter with the final selection of CC candidates*
*candidates can be removed by not being endorse by at least 4 CC members based on valid concerns or doubt brought forward by the community, read the election guidelines for the details.
The official election start the 8th of September and ends at the 22nd of September. The election will be announced via the newsletter including all candidates who have announced themselves on the forum at that time. In this two week period as well as before, anyone can vote or object to candidates. We highly recommend any candidates to make their candidate post BEFORE THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER so they can be included in the newsletter! Posting your candidacy earlier allows for more time to be vote on, so being late might negatively impact your candidacy.