My name is Michael aka MCM-Mike .
I am the creator and founder of https://grinnode.live/ . Since now over 12 month, we are providing free and easy to use GRIN-Archive nodes, GRIN-API access and GRIN-Node-Sync-Services with our high-available infrastructure for the GRIN community.
From time to time we start a GRIN-Challenges to get new users and current users involved in GRIN and the possibilities of GRIN. Also we are provide core DNS-seeding infrastructure for GRIN since now a long time.
Open-Source projects and communities live from ideas that we give knowledge and take something back in return.This is something fundamentally anchored in myself, since I am involved in open-source communities. (MCM-Mike)
Before I did start with
grinnode.live, I was a community member, like we all still are.
Surfing the GRIN-Forum and chatting on discord and other GRIN communications channels.
Right now I am working with different community members on different GRIN projects to make GRIN safer.
Also I did build some friendship like relationships over the time and also found some new friends within the GRIN community.
Big question now is which approach do I support ?
(in this order)
- Fund Alternative: A Grants Model Proposal
- Fund Alternative: A Split Fund Proposal
- Fund Alternative: Another Split Fund Proposal
My personal approval procedure, if I get selected
Based on spending rules (tbd) which we still need to agree on upon creating the team
- We still need to create a specific set of spending rules
- publicly accessible
- easy to understand and comply with
Projects has to be related to the future of GRIN and/or GRINs improvement
- Which means, if I don’t see a clear path towards improving GRIN or the future of GRIN I might likely decline the request.
Work ethics and public documentation is important to me
- Within the timeline of a funded projects its important to agree on certain public documentation standards and timelines. At the same time, by giving a team an independent task to work on without supervision, it is important to follow some work-ethics which should be agreed upon starting a project.
Clear and open communication
- In all projects I am and where involved, a clear and open communication is needed to archive public conses in open-source projects. I do know from reality this is not always possible, but I have to try make it possible and a de facto standard.
In general, I do judge fair and unbiased based on my experiences and I am capable of learning from an argument with anyone.
Explanation of my order choosing
I prefer (1) because this would rather bring strength and structure to the whole process of structuring the future of GRIN. As I did mention earlier I do want to focus on GRINs future and I am personally investing a lot of private time and effort into this. Taking my professional experience in account it would be possible to build a non-profit GRIN foundation which would bring a lot of benefits to GRIN as a whole.
On a practical side, giving out freelance contracts would be easier this way and funding projects in a structured manner. Also making sure that the money reaches the user/developer and can be used 100% without getting problems with
where did the money come from?
Additionally it does not mean all the X-BTC amount has to go into the GRIN-foundation, this can also be only a part and we keep the difference in a multi-sig wallet like in approaches (2 + 3 )
I personally do know, this is not a
GRIN cyberpunk approach, but also at the same time I can vision a lot of positive outcomes from this approach.
I also fully support this request as this would create an independent group. To quote @antioch “It wins with simplicity and minimal additional structure.” 
All the above in (1) mentioned possibilities would be also be true, just without the legal structure.
I personally belief, based on the hours on Keybase / Telegram and Discord discussing and reading backlogs from GRIN-Dev and GRIN-Gov meetings that the council would approve on this approach.
Please don’t judge me for not fighting for this more, but you have to remember I am doing this all on my own private time and sometimes I feel its a lost cause here.
But if you proof me wrong, I will be available for being a multi-sig holder and apply all my privisouly mentioned approaches towards the future of GRIN.
I will add quotes from users who are currently working on
grinnode.live where I did ask them one question:
- “how is your experience in working with me?”
Quote from @stakervali on Discord from 04/03/2021
“I have been working in grinnode.live project for 3 months. From the beginning, MCMMike explained every task in detail and priorities of the project so I had no difficulty in adaption. He has always been motivating and contructive with his feedback. He monitored my work closely and guided me when I was in doubt. Although my main task was to improve frontend of grinnode.live, his passion for grin project inspired me to give my most to project. I have learned many things in this project such as github collaboration, grin and crypto, so I am grateful that I have been working with MCMMike. As a Community council member, I am sure he will help grin-project to move forward and spread.”
(other will follow below, they where not ready when I was writing this)
 - Call for Grin Community Candidates for additional fund granting control
 - Fund Alternative: A Split Fund Proposal - #9 by antioch
 - signed message
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