Hi potential candidates, i would like to know your view on the following:
How would you create, maintain and allocate a running fund to cover the following expenses:
Main servers, web page, bootstrap images hosting. This has been covered by jdog out of pocket for the past year and a half (at least).
I wouldn’t really want to make this decision on my own on how exactly the “power” is handed off but I think 1) either an agreement to contribute to (or preferably entirely pay for) the specific servers currently run, or 2) the foundation itself should establish the required accounts and maintainers to mimic that infrastructure.
Circle CI was taken down because the member that paid it went away, we should get that back online again.
I’m not currently familiar with this project (quick googling I think I see what you are talking about) but I think, unless sustainable reoccurring funds are obtain that the Counterparty foundation money should be left more for maintaining Counterparty infrastructure (see above)
Improvements and bugfixes need to be tracked by someone, this should be a paid position.
I need to become more familiar with the current way this works to really answer but yes I agree CIP implementation and bug bounties are a valuable incentive and within the scope of the foundation’s mission. As to if this should be paid, or perhaps within the scope of a foundation member serving as secretary, I don’t know.
Deployment of new instances to geodistribute counterparty.
Agreed, we need more then 1 backbone for our decentralize projects and it would make no sense to locate them within one specific geography, again see answer to bullet 1.
Bug fixes, Pull request reviewal, version release control, etc.
Currently seems to work fine, I’d need to be brought up to speed on the current caveats or problems to have a real opinion.
Improvements and additions to the XCP codebase.
I am hard fork adverse. I am pro additional optional features if they are tested and ‘don’t break anything’ – then people are free to use them
Development or funding of already existing wallets to further their functionality.
I’d have to answer this on a case-by-case basis. The criteria, generally, would be ‘does this help everyone that uses counterparty?’ and/or ‘does this help more people use counterparty?’
Webpage redesign, rebranding (maybe not changing the name, but look at enjincoin’s page and look at ours, which one would you use?)
I’d consider it but not interested in spending much money on it. Perhaps I’m a grump but I’d rather look at counterparty’s site then enjincoin’s (my first time viewing it I don’t know that project)
Newsletter, documentation, examples, youtube videos.
Do as much as you can for as little money as long as it’s not annoying (aka to many emails)
Social media management and engagement. Not just posting a tweet once a month.
I’d be happy to do it myself, again not something I’d pay money for. I do think social media posting should be vetted by the foundation members and not up to a single individual though.
The 3rd DEV point got me worried: as maintainer of the main CP codebase, i can confirm that counterwallet code has become unwieldly and should be replaced by something different altogether. I’ve mentioned in a couple of the most popular places community members gather the possibility of funding an open source release of freewallet (which jdog has mentioned to me could be a reality if there was public action to get the funding done). However, the lack of motivation in this regards has shown me that maybe ppl aren’t that interested on getting this from the ground.
I’ve donated… and I have xchainpepe so I have all the functionality… I stan freewallet.io so I will continue to spread the word and hope people donate. Also see answer for “Development or funding of already existing wallets to further their functionality.
From what i gather, the development funds for CP are running low, and i need to dedicate my working hours to something that pays the bills as i’m not rich myself. That would mean that when the funds get depleted, i’ll have to seek other development opportunities which would mean no more updates to counterparty until someone picks up the slack.
I’m not saying that i’m the only one able to do it, it’s just that i’m the only one doing it right now and that should be an alarm to everyone interested on getting counterparty ahead. Also, this isn’t a threat, it’s just a very real consequence of the state of matters.
This isn’t really a question, but yes I acknowledge it as a problem. I hope a foundation can address this issue but I’m not sure how many deep pockets really are out there.