Request For Funding, @lehnberg
This is a request for funding to support Grin doing operations related contributions. To be paid $1,500/month quarterly.
With a full year’s worth of funds ($18k) earmarked for this purpose, and a governance decision made every quarter re-affirming funding based on performance.
To be added to the agenda for the next Governance meeting.
Beyond work on the main grin (node/wallet/miner) repositories, work on the admin side of the project has evolved over the past year. The /grin-pm repo is now a place where we track general project management issues, meeting notes, event presentations, financial data, and more.
I think this work adds value and is important for the project’s health, for it’s good governance, and for progress to be made faster.
Grin would get reliable and consistent support for the non-development related tasks, that would help achieve its potential quicker.
Specific tasks in-scope
- Meeting related admin
- Financials / book keeping
- Keep grin-pm/financials/ up do date: income / spending / misc_support logs
- Publish quarterly transparency report (1st report due in April)
- News reporting
- Media relations
- Focal point for media enquiries
- Weekly status report to keep track of progress.
- Ring-fenced around admin tasks
- Funds on a quarterly basis as everybody else.
- Each quarter, a decision is made whether to extend my funding based on past performance.
- Full year’s worth of payments ($18k) would be earmarked for this purpose in advance.
I’ve been working in gaming for the past 12 years, 8 of those in product management and the 4 years before that doing business development, marketing, and project management.
In Grin, one of my early contribution was researching foundations, and have since been doing contributions as listed above, often related to the /site and /grin-pm repos or general governance. My ambition is to be making more technical contributions over time.
The intention is to raise this as a discussion point in the next Governance meeting and ask the community for its support.
Edit April 9: Minor wording clarifications based on Gary’s feedback below.