The ENS Ecosystem Working Group requests funding of 935,000 USDC and 254 ETH from the ENS DAO for Q1/Q2 2023.
The ENS Ecosystem Working Group is responsible for growing and improving the ENS Ecosystem by funding people and projects that are ENS-specific or ENS-centric. In line with Article III of the ENS DAO Constitution, the requested funds will be used to support projects and builders contributing to the development and improvement of the ENS protocol and the ENS ecosystem.
The Public Goods Working Group requests funding of 250,000 USDC and 50 ETH from the ENS DAO for Q1/Q2 2023.
The Public Goods Working Group will be use this funding to support projects and builders as provisioned by Article III of the ENS DAO Constitution, which provides for the funding of public goods in web3.
Transfer 935,000 USDC and 254 ETH to ens-ecosystem.pod.xyz
Transfer 364,000 USDC, 125 ETH, and 3,500 $ENS to ens-metagov.pod.xyz
Transfer 250,000 USDC and 50 ETH to ens-publicgoods.pod.xyz
Although my main objection to the ENSFairy funding has been satiated, there is still quite a rift in the community. Many people believe the primary members of the DAO have not taken their concerns to heart, and instead have been dismissed with contempt.
I think there should be a longer discussion period, as the ENSFairy funding flew under the radar until the last minute, and didn’t give the community time to process it before the voting ended.
I would suggest you change your on-chain vote to ‘against’, in order to warrant a longer discussion period for this proposal.
Just to allay some concerns, even if the vote passes, it is not the end of this discussion.
Following a successful vote and two day timelock, the funds will be sent to WG multisigs. Just because funding is approved, it does not mean that the funds will necessarily be spent on all initiatives in a funding request. Distributions are made from the WG multisig to initiatives at the discretion of Stewards.
If you have concerns with any of the 12 initiatives/pods in the Ecosystem funding request, I would encourage you to communicate your concerns to stewards, by direct messaging them on the forum or attending the weekly meeting (Thursday at noon ET).
Onchain votes cannot be changed once they are cast.
The discussion over this particular aspect of the ENS Ecosystem Working Group funding request will continue until it reaches a resolution.
My hope is that Ecosystem Stewards won’t allocate any funds towards the ENS Fairy temporary premium initiative until clearly defined parameters and transparency expectations have been set.
It may well be decided by the Ecosystem WG stewards that this temporary premium initiative isn’t worthwhile pursuing, in which case stewards have the option of reallocating the funds or returning the unspent ETH to the DAO.