AIP-475: Fast Track Proposals and Enforce Leadership Transparency

PROPOSAL NAME

Fast Track Proposals and Enforce Leadership Transparency

TEAM DESCRIPTION

@SmartAPE // Derek Smart, DAO member and writer-of-many-words

I am an indie software developer who has been in the games industry as a gamer and game dev for over 40 years. I have designed, developed, and published over a dozen games during my career.

My first game, Battlecruiser 3000AD (aka BC3K), was a ground-breaking game that was ahead of its time. Published by Take Two interactive in 1996, it was one of their portfolio titles when they went public in 1997. So, you could say that I helped the company succeed to where it is today.

Over the decades, I have worked with some of best software developers and publishers around the world, and my works have been featured in various online and print magazines around the world.

You can learn more about me on my professional LinkedIn page.

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION

  1. Proposals authored by any member of the Special Council or GwG (collectively herein: leadership) and deemed to be vital to the operations and processes of the DAO must be fast tracked (ahead of any proposal and regardless of their current status) to admin review and DAO vote.
  2. Ape Foundation authors, including Special Council and all Working Groups, must, via an AIP idea proposal, disclose to the DAO community, any/all on-going proposals which may otherwise not have been written up via a proposal on Discourse. There should be no confidential details of a proposal not disclosed to the community. e.g. the name of the F1 team in AIP-406 was not disclosed to the DAO community during the proposal process.
  3. Ape Foundation teams, including Special Council and Working Groups, must be subject to standard disclosure guidelines. They must disclose when they have any financial, employment, personal, or family relationship with an author, company, or brand associated with a proposal or deal that has been submitted to the DAO.

ABSTRACT

In AIP-426, the role of the Special Council was clarified and ratified as follows:

  1. The Special Council is an “Advisory Board’’ that serves an advisory function with no corporate decision-making power.
  2. The primary responsibility of Special Council members is to conduct administrative review of AIPs.

In addition, though there are procedures for the proposal process, often times the community sees proposals go to admin review and vote ahead of others which may have been in queue a lot longer. The most recent example is the Banana Bill.

The AIP process clearly states the following:

With the deployment of ApeChain fast approaching, and which is likely to spark renewed and increased interest in our DAO, it is imperative that we take these steps to secure the credibility of not only the DAO proper but also that of our leadership.

Examples of proposals which fit this fast track criteria:


  1. Special Council salaries + processes e.g. AIP-282, AIP-318, AIP-350
  2. Working Group budgets + working group related proposals e.g. AIP-239, AIP-245, AIP-317, AIP-404
  3. Administrative policies e.g. AIP-113, AIP-183
  4. Community related proposals e.g. AIP-240, AIP-251, AIP-256, AIP-258
  5. ApeChain and any infra related proposals e.g. AIP-134, AIP-155, AIP-454

BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM

  1. This will allow leadership to immediately send to admin review, and subsequently to vote, any proposal which is deemed to be of vital importance to the DAO, without raising questions and concerns about favoritism of certain proposals “leap-frogging” the process.
  2. This will allow the DAO community to be privy to any/all closed door proposals and discussions similar to the failed 0xPolygon bid for ApeChain, which was being discussed for over a year, and without the community being aware of said discussions. In short, any third-party approaching Ape Foundation or any working group about a proposal - of any kind - must be directed to create an AIP idea thread on Discourse instead of engaging in any behind-the-scenes discussions.
  3. This will prohibit members in the Ape Foundation and any working group from engaging in any proposals with third-parties before they appear on Discourse as AIP idea proposals.
  4. This will ensure transparency and accountability to the DAO.

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT

  1. Upon this proposal passing, all conditions of this proposal would be effective immediately.
  2. Upon this proposal passing, disclosures must be sent to the DAO secretary who will maintain a public Discourse section where leadership disclosures are listed in the following format and tracked in an online AirTable for record keeping.

REPORTING EXPECTATIONS

The expectation is that this proposal would be implemented by the DAO’s administrative team.

The community should regularly review the impact of this proposal. If accepted, the administration and the community should review the impact of the updates after the 3-month period for conflict ends.

OVERALL COST

Total amount requested from the ApeCoin Ecosystem Fund = 0

So you think we should just remove even the illusion of parity?

I would like to push back a little.

They’re not our leaders. SC are basically our admin staff. They all work for the community and we empower them.

WG leads already have independence as they are creating from scratch - so why would their own AIPs need special treatment?

All AIPs should be treated equally. No one should have special privileges. They all should be fast tracked wherever possible.

There is a contradiction here - on one hand you object to people who do not know the DAO being elected, and yet here you are advocating that they should be entitled to special privileges over us all. :man_shrugging:

Cannot support this. As what will happen is not only will a bigger divide between “us & them” form, you’ll also see greater backlogs of AIPs and the justifications given will possibly be - “we had lots of our own AIPs to do first”. :person_facepalming:

Thanks.

Push back is always good. However, in this regard, I believe that you may have misunderstood the premise of this AIP. That’s probably on me, as I should have been a bit more clearer in my intent.

This proposal is not about proposals that are relevant to any group. Just because they were written by members of the SC or GwG doesn’t mean that they get fast-tracked. No. They are only fast-tracked if they are specifically related to the DAO’s processes, ecosystem, infra etc.

Examples of proposals which fit that criteria (which I hope to make clear in a future edit of this proposal):

  1. Special Council salaries + processes e.g. AIP-282, AIP-318, AIP-350
  2. Working Group budgets + working group related proposals e.g. AIP-239, AIP-245, AIP-317, AIP-404
  3. Administrative policies e.g. AIP-113, AIP-183
  4. Community related e.g. AIP-240, AIP-251, AIP-256, AIP-258
  5. ApeChain and any infra related proposal e.g. AIP-134, AIP-155
  6. The Banana Bill and any similar proposals integral to ApeCoin / ApeChain infra

This is an AirTable listing of all our DAO proposals.

The premise for this proposal is that anything related to the functionality and operation of our DAO, MUST be handled in a timely fashion; and be fast-tracked above all other external proposals. There is absolutely no reason to hold, e.g. SC related proposals while arguing over the merits of whatever grift du jour happens to be running at the time.

They “lead” the DAO initiatives in their capacity as admins and advisors to the DAO.

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For context, I am adding this idea by @Uzi which was withdrawn because he never responded within the time limit.

Hi @SmartAPE,

The community feedback period for your proposal would be ending in less than 24 hours.

  • If you’re content with the feedback received, your next steps are to finalize your proposal using the AIP Draft Template.

  • A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft. Upon receipt of the final Draft, we will review and provide instructions on the next steps.

  • Are you ready to proceed to the next phase or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

We look forward to hearing from you.

-@Facilitators

I am ready to proceed. Thanks!

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@SmartAPE has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 475.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @SmartAPE 's AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@SmartAPE has responded to our questions and they are in our review once again.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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