I’ll update everyone after my call with Fenwick today.
They kindly responded promptly as did a few Special Council members, so thank you Gerry and Capetain Trippy for being so focused on a great solution.
The team at Webslinger has been prompt and friendly too, and I have made their cooperation clear within the thread of that same X-post, so I have not figured out why anything I’ve shared is open for debate other than to express an opinion on my communication style.
We all have ideas about how things should be done. That’s essentially why we’re working toward the development of a functional DAO. By definition it should be a Decentralized Autonomous Organization. It is not… yet.
That said, to get there, I believe AIPs should ideally dictate how every aspect of the DAO runs. Otherwise all executive decisions should be kept behind closed doors and a handful of people should make those decisions just like Web2 and you can create a new acronym. But at the same time, the whales will have to vote on an AIP that renders them powerless to sway decisions, so that’s another bridge to cross later.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations have a long way to go before they are any of the three, but I believe transparency is the first step toward achieving autonomy or decentralization.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and criticisms. I’ll continue to share the process with the people who voted on the proposal on the platforms I deem necessary.
Once again, I’m happy to share the “standard but simultaneously, not one-size-fits all” agreement with anyone who requests to see it, for full transparency of the AIP drafting, voting, verification, funding, execution and delivery processes.
For what it’s worth, I’ve seen lots of contracts too. Most of them at the highest levels of the entertainment industry. I deal specifically in Commercial Intellectual Property Rights and I have for over a decade.
I have never received a grant. I’ve been self and community funded for a while. I am still confused that the DAO, by default would offer a grant that templated an Open License as part of the terms of financing a project in nearly any industry, unless it’s maybe a software specific “Work Product.” The rest of the language doesn’t convince me or any of the lawyers I’ve shared it with.
I won’t presume to know any of your experience with Grant or IP licenses, but some people who follow me across various social media platforms (AKA Marketing) value the information I share and there are many more who do not.
But rest assured, I’m comfortable enough to understand the landscape to actively invest and build in it at the same time. I understand that terms are always negotiable.
I feel adamantly that “default templates” for a DAO should be openly discussed and probably voted on, with a panel of experts from within the community consulting to protect the rights of authors as much as we look out for the preservation of the Foundation.
This is not an attack on the stewards of the process.
We are simply new teammates building for the longevity of a digital asset. If I’ve successfully gotten members of the DAO’s attention whether on Twitter or Discord or YouTube, I believe I’ve done my job.
I will continue to accurately detail the journey and my appreciation for our friends in the Special Council, looking out for DAO members’ rights and the teams at Webslinger & Fenwick, who seem to be promptly and happily managing and negotiating the DAO’s agreements.
Wish you the best, stranger.
“Apes Alone Weak. Apes Together Strong.”