Below is a deeper analysis of Eden ƒractal’s status as a public good according to the rules of Pomelo.
Is Eden ƒractal exclusionary because it distributes EOS rewards to participants?
No, the EOS is not exclusionary because EOS rewards always gets distributed proportionally to how many people reach consensus together. If 1,000 people join the event and reach consensus, then the amount of EOS for each person would be lower but they would all still receive EOS.
Technically if Eden ƒractal did suddenly have many thousand of participants then it may be difficult to pay for RAM costs for sending small amounts of EOS, though I’m not sure how quickly the costs would increase or if this would be an issue at any time soon.
Technically the ƒractally whitepaper also suggests approximately 8,000 members as a maximum amount of members, but this number is subject to change as we grow and at this point is purely theoretical.
For all practical purposes, the EOS distributed in Eden ƒractal events is not exclusive and is open for all. The most participants ever in attendance of an Eden ƒractal event is around 25 so far and Eden ƒractal events can grow by orders of magnitude while providing EOS rewards for all participants.
Similarities with Other Pomelo Grants
Eden ƒractal shares similarities with other grants that have already been qualified as public goods for the EOS community.
For example, EOS Support provides many helpful public goods for the EOS community. In their last season update, they include that “After pomelo season 2, EOS support has had 10 EOS squad competition meetings and paid over $500 EOS in rewards to the winners.”
This seems to be more exclusive than Eden ƒractal events, which are open to all and have distributed approximately the same amount of EOS. I don’t believe that this should preclude EOS Support from public good funding at all and I do believe that this is a helpful public good for all (especially since their videos of Squad Meetings are posted on their YouTube channel), but it is helpful to note to show how Eden ƒractal is not the only grant who is distributing EOS to community members during events and other grants that are doing the same have qualified for public goods funding on Pomelo.
Eden ƒractal Rewards Participants with Eden Respect
Another point that may be helpful to consider is that the EOS rewards for Eden ƒractal are only one of the rewards for community members. Eden ƒractal rewards all participants with Respect, which every participant earns if they reach consensus. The Eden ƒractal community is planning to end direct EOS distributions and transition entirely to EDEN Respect rewards within the next year.
You may be interested to read the following draft articles to learn more about Eden ƒractal and Eden Creators. Please note that these articles are in early stages of development and will be updated soon to provide much better experiences for everyone.