Open letter to Brantly Millegan, in reference to EP6.1, Removal of Brantly Millegan as Director of The ENS Foundation
First of all I would like to say that I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself. The backlash you faced was harsh and swift and although I was not a part of it, I want to apologize for the witch hunt behavior that you were subjected to.
That said, I am writing this to ask for your consideration. I ask that you please consider the impact your actions have had and will continue to have on the success of ENS as a “neutral protocol of the internet.” These are your words.
Currently you have chosen to vote against your own dismissal from the position of Director of the ENS Foundation. As you have over 300,000 votes, including many, many that have been delegated to you, I ask that you consider whether or not that choice feels “neutral” to you, and what type of precedent it portrays to the public that enjoys what ENS stands for.
I ask that you kindly consider revising your vote on EP6.1, Removal of Brantly Millegan as Director of The ENS Foundation from “Against” to “Abstain.” Alternatively, I kindly ask that you consider creating a Snapshot poll in which the people you represent are able to voice their preference on how you choose to vote while representing them.
@nick.eth has already chosen to do this, and you may find that the majority of those delegating to you do indeed want you maintain your position at the Foundation.
The reason I am making these requests is only to serve to benefit the integrity of the democratic process of the ENS DAO.
I’ve said it elsewhere and I will repeat here. Nobody is perfect and all of us have made mistakes. I have certainly made huge and unforgiveable mistakes. But the way we choose to address these mistakes is much more important.
Please consider what is best for the community and for the future of Ethereum Name Service.
and the undersigned (or not)