Eden needs a consensus process to facilitate cooperation and maximize benefit for all. Below is a proposal for an interim consensus process for Eden ƒractal to make community decisions.
You can view and make comments on an editable version of this proposal on Google Docs. You can vote on this proposal in Consortium and interact more with this proposal on Eden Talk. Please share your thoughts about this proposal before October 5th.
If this proposal is passed, Eden Fractal will use the following interim process to reach consensus on all proposals.
In order for a proposal to be approved, the following requirements must be met:
- The proposal must be submitted on Consortium. The proposal must be submitted at least 6 days and 21 hours in advance.
- Over one third of all votes must vote on the proposal and over two thirds of votes submitted must approve the proposal. Votes will only be counted if they are submitted on Consortium between 13-16 UTC by participants attending the current weekly meeting. Votes are officially counted at 16 UTC every Wednesday.
- Proposals should be phrased with a binary ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer.
- If Consortium is not working for any reason, then we can replicate the process with Eden Talk, BBS, or EOS Authority Polls and manually reference a spreadsheet of votes until a different solution is approved.
- All essential details for proposals should be posted on the EOS blockchain. Consortium posts proposals on the EOS blockchain by default, but limits the amount of characters that can be included in the proposal. If a proposal includes essential details that can’t be included on Consortium, then the details should be posted on Eden Talk or another tool for posting text on the EOS blockchain. Then the on-chain post with more details should be linked in the proposal on Consortium. Proposals and voting should also be shown on screen and recorded on video during meetings for additional verification.
- Votes are made on Consortium with the non-transferrable EDEN token. You cannot buy or sell votes. EDEN tokens have no monetary value and are simply representations of the community’s opinion that may change at any time with this process. As demonstrated in the ƒractally whitepaper, opinions are not property. EDEN tokens do not constitute a general partnership and do not provide any ownership, claims, or rights to any assets. EDEN tokens do not represent shares in a profit making endeavor, collective investment scheme, or anything similar. EDEN tokens are not securities and are solely used to foster the non-profit development of public goods for the benefit of all. Currently the only way to earn votes is by participating and reaching consensus in weekly meetings with the fractally process. Each EDEN token provides one vote. Votes can be reused across different proposals. You can see the current amount and distribution of EDEN tokens here. This process will become nullified immediately if or when the EDEN token becomes transferrable. A new VOTES token may be created to serve the role as a non-transferable voting token in the future. Votes will never be buyable or sellable and are always subject to change according to the opinions of community members.
- This consensus process provides a formal way for the community to express a collective opinion. Opinions may change over time. Proposals approved with this process do not in any way represent, constitute, or create legally binding contracts, promises, or obligations. All opinions are subject to change and each community member may voluntarily choose whether or not to interact with the community, consensus process, and proposals. The community may also voluntarily choose whether or not to interact with individuals. Opinions and proposals are not compulsory. Willing community members may choose to cooperate with this consensus process to express a shared opinion and all choices are made with their own volition and mutual consent. People who are interacting with this consensus process should understand the basic principles shared about smart contracts in More Equal Animals natural giving in Nonviolent Communication, and The Legal Standing of DAOs. For more details about this consensus process, see the draft articles about the limitations of the interim consensus process, potential uses of the interim consensus process, and the potentially upcoming Contributor Agreement. Please note that these documents are in early stages of development and will be updated soon.
- You can view and interact with this spreadsheet for reference about proposals. Read the instructions below the data or in the title cell notes to learn how to use the spreadsheet. You can duplicate the template for new proposals. We can screenshare the spreadsheet while voting. You can try modeling some scenarios now to get a feel for the various thresholds required to pass a proposal.
- This is an interim process that can serve until modified using the same process or an automated workflow on fractally.com is ready.
- You can learn much more about interim consensus processes here.