>Fund raised will go to the Account that distributes EOS to EdenFractal weekly meeting participants and to dev working on EdenFractal improvement.
In addition to the legal considerations above, there is also the issue that the Pomelo team doesn’t seem to think that distributing funds to Eden ƒractal participants is a public good.
During last season @Lion7Flash made an Eden ƒractal Pomelo grant to support open-source code development for Eden Fractal software. At first I think that he tried to make a more general grant for Eden Fractal as a whole, but the Pomelo team said that it did not qualify as a public good as per Pomelo’s requirements so he specified that it was for open-source code development.
I had issues getting the Eden Creators Pomelo grant approved last season for similar reasons. I wrote about Eden ƒractal in the Eden Creators grant and wrote that funding would be used to help the community as much as possible, but didn’t specify exactly how the funds would be used. To my surprise, the grant was not approved. I needed to rewrite the grant several times and messaged with Daniel Keyes for a week before I was able to get it approved.
If I recall correctly, the perspective of Daniel and the Pomelo team was basically that deploying funds to contributors in Eden ƒractal meetings was not a public good because the amount of EOS given out in each meeting is exclusive. Daniel wrote ”You can’t use Pomelo to raise funds to distribute to your attendees - that’s excludable…even if anyone can join, there’s only so much EOS to go around.” You can view our public correspondence here. In addition to our public messages, we also had a detailed private exchange where I I tried explaining how funding participants in fractal events is non-exclusive, non-rivalrous, and an excellent way to foster public goods for the benefit of the community.
I wrote an article with several sub-articles to explain how Eden ƒractal creates public goods for the EOS Community. These articles are early works in progress and will be updated soon. They provide a foundation to explain how fractals create public goods and why Eden should be more eligible for public goods funding on Pomelo.
I shared these articles with Daniel Keyes while trying to approve the Eden Creators Pomelo grant last season, but he wasn’t persuaded and wanted the pitch to be clearer that funds weren’t being distributed to participants. I added the following sentence to the Eden Creators Pomelo grant to qualify for funding: ”As per Pomelo requirements, no funding raised in this season will be used to directly reward participants in events.”
I’m planning to continue refining these articles to explain how Eden and other fractals create public goods. At first the articles focused specifically on how ‘Eden ƒractal creates public goods for EOS’, but lately I’ve been restructuring them to more generally explain how Eden creates public goods.
Feedback is welcome and any help would be appreciated.