This is an early draft document intended to clearly define the limitations of the Eden ƒractal interim consensus process.See
You can see and interact with the first draft of this document in Google Docs.
Notes from Consensus Proposal
- These consensus processes provide a formal ways 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.
- Vote signals 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 may provide one vote on Consortium and votes may be reused across different proposals. You can see the current amount and distribution of EDEN tokens here. This process should 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 ote signaling token in the future. Votes will never be buyable or sellable and are always subject to change according to the opinions of community members.
First Draft of Document
Pasted from Google Docs.
Below is a first attempt to clarify the limitations and jurisdiction of the interim consensus process. Please note that this is an early draft and may be updated soon. Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Your feedback would be much appreciated.
Questions to Answer:
- What does the interim consensus process govern?
- What does the interim consensus process not govern?
- What are the limitations of the interim consensus process?
- What is the jurisdiction of the interim consensus process?
Clarifying the Jurisdiction of The Interim Consensus Process
We should aim to make the limitations of the interim consensus process and proposal system clear. Let’s set expectations properly.
- Anyone is free to leave if they don’t agree with the opinions or proposals of the community.
- Proposals are not legally binding in any sense. Proposals are simply an on-chain expression of the opinion of the community. Proposals are not enforceable in any way except insofar as the community respects the community’s process and wants to comply on their own volition. No one is obligated to comply with proposals except insofar as they want to continue playing with the community.
- The same is also true for the community as a whole. Jurisdiction over its opinion and ability to govern the community….
- The msig signers can do what they want and are not beholden to the interim consensus process…
- The code and data is all open so if anyone disagrees then they can fork…
- Owners/creators of related assets, such as websites, social media accounts, zoom accounts are not obligated…
- Developers, creators, and builders are not obligated…
Relationship between Interim Consensus Process and MSIG
One dynamic to consider is the relationship between Eden fractal governance mechanism and MSIG signatories. What will happen if a council in the interim consensus process votes to do something that the MSIG signatories do not want to do?
This should probably be addressed before it happens to prepare expectations. In accordance with natural giving and smart contract theory, we should respect the autonomy of MSIG signatories. It is their decision entirely if they want to honor the wish of the community or act another way. The code and blockchain state is open, so the community is able to cooperate without MSIG signers if needed. Forkability and secession are possible if necessary.
In the future it may be helpful to automate MSIG permissions so there is no difference between the formal consensus process and MSIG signatories.
Comments on First Draft So Far
We’re preparing responses and invite everyone to share their opinions…