☎️ Public Goods Working Group – Weekly Meeting: 12pm ET, Tuesdays

August 8th, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET, Tuesdays.
Google Meet Linkhttps://meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Small Grants Voting Strategy Discussion
    • Poll on preferred voting method
  3. Public Goods Event involvement. (Funding the Commons)
    • What PG specific bounties would you like to see from the WG?
  4. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegapy.eth, simona.eth, 5pence, alisha.eth, daniel hannum, evan moyer, greg skriloff, limes.eth, marcus estmcmxci, maintainer, senad dilji, yuungsb, 184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

Security Advisory Discussion

  • Read the forum post by Nick.eth – Security advisory: A malicious DAO update could reduce the registration duration of registered .eth 2LDs.
  • The technical issue is in the ethregistrar controller [& affects namewrapper] and poses two main risks:
    • Accidental release of an update that might make the bug exploitable.
    • Deliberate release of an update that could potentially lead to misuse.
  • Two solutions presented: do nothing or deploy a preventive patch.
    • Taking no action assumes trusting that the DAO wouldn’t maliciously exploit the bug.
    • Nick has written a patch to deploy a new admin contract as a way to prevent any potential exploitation.
      • The proposed patch adds a complexity to contracts. Gregskril gave context to 3k gas increase being +28c @ 50gwei.
        * [review variables with this handy tool ethgasalerts.xyz/transaction-builder].
  • Community are urged to attend meetings, read notes, and share their opinions, especially those who might have missed prior conversations.
    • The goal is to encourage deeper and more frequent conversations around this topic prior to social vote.

Passed - [EP 4.1] [Executable] Approve further actions and strategies for the Endowment


ens.canny.io

  • ens.canny.io is a feedback platform for feature requests, integrations, and bug reports.
  • Read the forum post: Share Feedback and Feature Requests related to ENS.
  • This tool allows for upvoting, and, when adopted, can be powerful for community involvement and building.
    • Designed to be an easily accessible platform for non-technical users [unlike submitting GitHub issues] you can sign up with your email.
    • Feedback collected here gives direct insights to Stewards, ENS Labs and plays a role in decision-making.
    • The ideal outcome is for the community to use Canny as a primary means of engagement.

2. Small Grants Voting Strategy Discussion

Small grants have required a lot of attention from delegates in the past. The intention is to explore approaches to small grant voting which dont rely on delegates who have already voted on the spending of WG funding at the beginning of Term.

Discussion & Ideas

  • Consider a voting mechanism that doesn’t rely on the ENS token.
  • Use Gitcoin passport for sybil resistance.
    • Integrate with snapshot.
    • Ensure some ENS records are set.
    • Add multiple sybil resistance layers
  • Select groups to participate in voting.
    • e.g builders, prior grant winners, those attending calls, voting on small grants, delegates, community, developers, etc.
  • Utilise snapshot with weighted POAP strategy.
  • Apply voting power multiplers based on various activities.
  • Curated lists: e.g. 100 people curated by stewards & labs, comprising call attendees, past voters, winners, ENS community, etc.
    • Utilise Snapshot strategy, weighted POAPs and approval voting.
    • Limit the number of POAP classes to 2-3.

Timeline Considerations for Small Grants Q3

  • Target month is September.
  • POAP-strategy might be possible by September.

Reflections & Next Steps

  • Assess if past rounds were successful, and what any new strategy may be aiming to replicate or avoid.
  • Aim for a voting mechanism without ENS token that is sybil resistant.
  • Snapshot has integration which supports POAP strategy.
  • Ensure a predictable timeline for grantees that isn’t overly complicated.

:exclamation: Go to the discussion space: Rethinking ENS Small Grants


3. Public Goods Event involvement. (Funding the Commons)

  • PG WG is sponsoring the ‘Funding The Commons’ event in Berlin. This followsa similar event they sponsored in Paris.
  • This is a virtual hackathon
  • Hackers who successfully tackle the challenge can earn a bounty.
  • Looking to collab for specific PG related bounty to fund.

Due to running over time, this topic will be covered again in the next call.

:exclamation: What PG specific bounties would you like to see from the WG?


4. Open space for additional topics

Over time.

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August 15th, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET, Tuesdays.
Google Meet Linkhttps://meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Update from Large Grants winner - SheFi
  3. Public Goods Bounty Ideas
  4. Small Grants Discussion (continued from this post)
  5. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegapy.eth, simona.eth, 5pence, alexandro netto, anon, daniel hannum, emmanuel ikwuoma, greg skriloff, leticia, limes.eth, maggie love, maintainer, marcus estmcmxci, senad dilji (senad.eth), vincent (zadok7.eth), 184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

Next week.


2. Update from Large Grants winner - SheFi

Maggie Love (Twitter)
from shefi.org (ENS | Twitter)

SheFi was recipient of $50k Public Goods Large Grants, and came on the call to update on the use of grant funding.

  • SheFi aims to increase inclusion in the DeFi space.
  • Their main pillars are: education, experimentation, and community.
  • They have a 13-week crypto educational program which goes beyond basic understanding and gets participants familiar with under-the-hood technology including using hands-on demos.
  • They held SheFi Summit Paris 2023 - an event to gather the community & share knowledge, where they incorporated web3 activities and a successful collaboration with POAP.
    • Watch the talks from SheFi Summit Paris 2023 on youtube
  • Future plans include a mini SheFi summit at Devconnect. Grants will be used to create governance-related content and education.
  • Reach out to Maggie Love & SheFi to see what’s being developed and explore potential collaboration opportunities.
    • Maggie believes in the importance of diverse viewpoints and is particularly keen to understand people’s experiences with governance and various models being explored or introduced in the space, including what’s effective and what isn’t.

3. Public Goods Bounty Ideas

  • Public Goods is funding a virtual hackathon “Funding the Commons” and seeking feedback on the type of bounty the community wants to see:
  • Discussion included:
    • Having a more open approach to the bounty (rather than strictly technical).
    • Simona stressed the importance of having specific deliverables & criteria for each bounty so as to avoid controversies.
    • Coltron suggested a theme revolving around expanding blockchain identities.
    • A broad bounty topic could be identified, with specific implementations or EIPs to guide participants.
    • Subjectivity in judging should be avoided.
    • 5pence mentioned a possible guide for the bounty including the use of ERC-6551 standard.
  • Submissions for the hackathon close on the 31-Sep-2023, and once decided, the bounty will be publicly announced.

4. Small Grants Discussion (continued from this post)

  • Conversation continued from the Rethinking ENS Small Grants discussion space.
  • MetaGov will propose the Voting Mechanism, and Working Group Stewards will determine the allowances/grant amounts for their respective rounds.
  • Voter & submission timeline, development feasibility, voter requirements and telegraphing to interested parties were discussed.
  • Public Goods & Ecosystem will sync the Small Grants Round dates.
  • Dates & details are not yet finalised – however it is expected submissions will begin early September.

5. Open space for additional topics

Over time.

August 22nd, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET, Tuesdays.
Google Meet Linkhttps://meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Octant Presentation
    • Learning and experiences from their epoch 0 public goods funding
    • Q&A
  3. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegapy.eth, simona.eth, 5pence, alisha.eth, daniel hannum, eskender abebe, greg skriloff, james kiernan, limes.eth, maintainer, marcus estmcmxci, senad dilji (senad.eth), 184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

@gregskril (ENS | Twitter) gave high-level updates

  • Recent ENS Labs team hires and repositioning.
  • New developer tooling and products.
  • Imminent deployment of ‘Gasless DNSSEC’ to testnet.

@esk3nder.eth (ENS | Twitter) shared the Multi-Delegate Manager

  • Read the PRD: ENS Multi-Delegate Manager
  • This is recognised as a Public Good, is open-source and permissionless.
  • The next phase involves integrating and promoting to other DAOs.
  • The code is currently under review. A merged version might be available this week.

Small Grants Round

  • The Small Grants redesign is still underway.
  • The round is anticipated to begin in the first week of September.
  • Submission period will be ~10 days, followed by a 4-5 day voting window.

2. Octant Presentation

James Kiernan
from Octant (Web | Twitter)

JJames attended the call to share his learnings and experiences from their Epoch Zero’s public goods funding.

Discussion included:

  • Octant’s background, relationship to Golem Foundation, and how their funding & rewards system works.
  • Epoch Zero’s recent vote, distribution of funds, and challenges experienced, including:
    • Users’ lack of awareness about Snapshot & POAP.
    • Other technical misunderstandings.
    • Lack of engagement and understanding of the process, which affected projects differently and involved their having different-skilled user bases/followings.
    • Sybil resistance, including how it relates to Gitcoin Passport.
    • The importance of due diligence when assessing third-party tools.
    • Integrity of the voting process and skew/impact of non-unique votes.
  • Epoch Zero’s next steps, goals to highlight projects doing crucial work, and transition to Octant app.
  • Limitations of POAPs, and composability of NFTs.
  • Some takeaways:
    • Be clear about the process and expectations to ensure participants understand what’s required of them.
    • Consider the NFT route for more control over the voting process, especially for larger initiatives.
    • Take the time to verify & validate third party tools to ensure intended outcomes.

3. Open space for additional topics

Growth Grants

  • Discussions on growth grants, large grants, and the extended cadence of small grants.
  • Seeking suggestions on potential changes or enhancements.

Administrative

  • Ahead of events – EthRome & FundingTheCommons – vegayp discussed administrative processes & bounties when sponsoring hackathons and payments.
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Public Goods Meeting, August 29th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates (Happy Hour NYC)
  2. DescentralAmerica Sponsorship (Marcus)
  3. Public Goods Hackathon
  4. Discuss: Grants stream for p256 precompile
  5. Open space for additional topics

Notes by @184.eth


Attendance

coltron.eth, vegayp.eth, simona.eth, 5pence, accessor, avsa.eth, daniel hannum, emmanuel ikwuoama, estuardo polanco bobadilla, evan, francis sanchinelli, limes.eth, maintainer, marcus am, marcus estmcmxci, 184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

ENS NYC Happy Hour

  • @limes shared about ENS event during ETH New York happening on September 23rd from 6-9pm (ET).
  • The event is planning to use technology from some our partner projects - supporting those who support us - including:
    • An NFT ticket that is ‘Built on Base[.eth]’.
    • Token gated communication on Forecaster.
  • Many from the Working Groups, ENS Labs and community will be attending.
  • The forum post ENS Happy Hour @ ETH NY 2023 will be updated next week with more details.

Discussion flowed into ENS events channels on Farcaster

  • Farcaster supports ENS Primary Names as identifiers and has had dedicated channels for events (e.g. EthCC).
  • Suggestion was made for an ENS events channel and layered threads: some token-gated, and some open.
  • Limes is meeting with Forecaster to explore possibilities.

2. DescentralAmerica Sponsorship

@marcus AM & Francis Sanchinelli from Hackathon DescentralAmerica

Following the success of ETH Guatemala, Public Goods WG wanted to discuss and learn more about this hackathon, to better understand whether to sponsor/contribute.

  • Marcus outlined how Ethereum Guatemala has used previous grants to host the first Ethereum event in Guatemala, and run the largest in-person solidity training program at a leading university
  • Marcus announced the new Hackathon “DescentralAmerica” set to take place 3-5 November.
    • Their aim is to engage Central American students and broader tech community.
    • They are seeking funding for event and bounties (starting at 2k).
    • They anticipate 100 in-person and 100 online attendees.
  • Discussion included:
    • Attendees included participants from the recently run Solidity Bootcamp
    • Event budgeting, potential sponsors and different bounty amounts.
    • @simona_pop advised the value in having more clarity in sponsorship tiers, especially regarding allocations towards bounties versus production.
  • Those on the WG call showed interest in sponsoring.

3. Public Goods Hackathon

  • PG WG is funding a Public Goods Hackathon with a 5K award.
  • The Focus is on ‘Expanding Decentralized Identities’. Information can be found here.
    • The submission deadline is ~48 hours from this call, and there have already been five submissions.
    • Please share and retweet.

4. Discuss: Grants stream for p256 precompile

:scroll: Forum: Grants stream for p256 precompile

This RFP is highly technical. The ongoing discussion is intended to get more eyes on this body of work.

  • The EIP-7212 PR has been merged with Ethereum’s GitHub repo.
    • A main debate centres around using verification versus a recovery interface.
    • A recommendation from the all-core devs is to implement the new EIP in L2 solutions first.
  • @avsa commented about this potentially being a huge improvement for Ethereum as a whole.
    • Additionally that efforts and support for an RFP may include mentorship and assistance in navigating the social aspects of getting an EIP approved, in addition to funding/scholarships & exposure.
  • @estmcmxci emphasised P256’s potential and called for community, steward & veteran support to increase exposure & awareness.
  • Find more information here:

5. Open space for additional topics

No additional topics were discussed.

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Public Goods Meeting, September 5th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Grants Updates (Small, Growth, Large)
  3. Public Goods Hackathon
  4. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegayp.eth, simona.eth, 5pence.eth, daniel hannum, emmanual ikwuoma, greg skriloff, limes.eth, marcus estmcmxci, 184.eth


Notes by @184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

ENS NYC Happy Hour

  • An ENS event during ETHNewYork is happening on September 23rd from 6-9pm (ET).
  • Tickets will be via NFT.
  • Keep an eye on forum post ENS Happy Hour @ ETH NY 2023 for updates, or attend the Ecosystem WG call on Thursday.

Upcoming Proposals


2. Grants Updates (Small, Growth, Large)

Discussion: Small Grants

  • Small grants have been delayed until next week.
  • The technology of the voting system is still being worked on.
  • Discussion topics included:
    • Possible methods for voter list additions: data scraping past small grants submission, manual addition, and by forum application.
    • The advantages and disadvantages to making the ERC1155 non-transferrable.
    • Possibility to open for submissions on 11th September, ahead of the NFT distribution.
      • Stewards will sync with Greg in the coming days to confirm various options.
    • A forum post about small grants will be made in the lead-up to the release of key information.

Discussion: Large and Growth Grants

  • It was proposed to merge growth and large grants into a single pool with a flexible budget cap.
  • A more flexible system, over use of fixed amounts for grants, includes allowing the submitter to assign their requested value.
  • Differing amounts requested will lead to various levels of evaluation.
    • Example: Optimism grants under a certain amount require fewer approval processes or lockup.
  • The idea of a Public Goods Calendar, including grants information, was suggested to provide clear communication to projects.

3. Public Goods Hackathon

Call ran over time


4. Open space for additional topics

Call ran over time

Public Goods Meeting, September 12th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. SI HER & The KI (Kara)
  3. Small Grants Submissions Open
  4. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegayp.eth, simona.eth, daniel hannum, emmanual ikwuoma, kara, limes.eth, maintainer, marcus estmcmxci, senad dilji, tyler caldonia, 184.eth


Notes by @184.eth & @coltron.eth


1. General DAO Updates

@gregskril (ENS | Twitter)

  • Significant work being done on Gasless DNS
  • ENS Labs will have representation at various upcoming events like ETH New York
  • Small grants are being worked on to begin accepting submissions.

  • Vegayp is speaking about ENS at a student conference in Tokyo.
  • ENS Labs team will also be at EthRome to help people build with ENS.

2. SI HER & The KI

Kara from si-her.live/
  • Read SI HER & The KI’s ENS Grant Proposal
  • Kara introduced her non-profit based in california, ‘Si Her’, which is aimed at fostering women’s participation in tech.
  • Project is exploring providing subdomains for their members/users.
  • Stewards and the community provided feedback concerning the kinds of information they want from grantees, including metrics that enable benchmarking and performance reviews…
    • Additional feedback included being able to show success stories which move beyond conceptual messaging, and enable the DAO to align with and measure intended outcomes.
    • Further highlighted were that grants informally follow a graduation program, and that Small Grants are a great area to start in as they provide exposure and engagement opportunities with community.

3. Small Grants Submissions Open

ENS Small Grants Round - Update

  • Submissions will open for Ecosystem & Public Goods Small grants on ensgrants.xyz shortly.
  • Keep an eye on the forum and tweet announcement from ENS DAO twitter account.
  • Discussion included:
    • The importance and impact of small grants and showcasing success stories to communicate the tangible impact of the small grants.
    • Details about the upcoming launch and tiered award structure.
    • Use of voting cards based on past submissions, active participation, and for those who request.
    • Voting token power being equal across the board as one voting card = 1 vote.
    • The future of grant structures and iterative nature of them.
    • The possibility of open application periods for large grants.

4. Open space for additional topics

Public Goods Meeting, September 19th, 2023

Details

Time: Cancelled
Google Meet link: Cancelled

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

Cancelled. The next meeting will be at the normal time next week.

  • Small Grant closes in three days! Direct any questions to the steward contacts above. Applicants can submit here: https://ensgrants.xyz/.
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Public Goods Meeting, September 12th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Small Grants Applicant Presentation (DeSpace QF)
  3. Small Grant Voting Updates
  4. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegayp.eth, simona.eth, limes.eth, alexandro netto, daniel hannum, greg skriloff, manuel olariu, marcus estmcmxci, 184.eth


Notes by @184.eth


1. General DAO Updates

ETH New York Hackathon

  • Many from the ENS DAO, ENS Labs, and the community attended and participated in the ETH New York Hackathon over the weekend.
  • Stewards asked if anyone identified notable public goods projects, and if so encouraged they reach out to PG Stewards.

frENSday, Devconnect, ETHGlobal Istanbul

  • FrENSday is happening – Go to or ens.day or frensday.ens.domains
    • The first ENS conference in Istanbul, Turkey on the premier day of DevConnect 2023 - tweet.
  • Simona will be a judge at the ETH Istanbul and discussed ideas about how to incorporate public goods into these events.
  • Simona is helping to organise a public goods track at frENSday, which will feature various panels, discussions, and more.
    • There was an idea to showcase stories from small grant winners and participants.
    • And an idea of doing live mini grants during the event.

2. Small Grants Applicant Presentation

Manuel Olariu (ENS | Twitter) from DeSpace QF (Web | Twitter)

  • Manuel came on the call to share details about their project and their submission for the upcoming Public Goods small grants round - here.
    • “DeSpaceQF is a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering growth and innovation within the Decentralized Space Exploration Ecosystem. Leveraging the power of Quadratic Funding, we aim to democratize access to resources, enabling both newcomers and established players to contribute to the advancement of space exploration technologies.”

3. Small Grant Voting Updates

:scroll: ENS September 2023 Small Grants Update
  • Small Grants are still being worked on. While the submission window is technically closed, backfilling continues for those who had issues.
    • The Forum thread above will be updated when progress is made and voting is live. This could go live Thursday.
    • This round’s eligible voters include those who have submitted in past grant rounds, those past voters with at least one $ENS Governance Token, and individuals who have filled out the form mentioned here.
  • PG Stewards have reviewed many Public Goods submissions. Some were duplicates or spam, while others were not Public Goods and were therefore relocated to Ecosystem Small Grants.

4. Open space for additional topics

No additional topics were discussed.

Public Goods Meeting, October 3rd, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Public Goods Presentation (Ethereum Follow Protocol, Giveth)
  3. Small Grant Voting Updates
  4. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

coltron.eth, vegayp.eth, simona.eth, limes.eth, daniel hannum, greg skriloff, 696, marcus estmcmxci, 184.eth, Brantly Millegan, Lauren Luz, Jacob Schumacher


Notes by @limes


1. General DAO Updates

September Voting Window

:scroll: September DAO Voting Window

2. ENS Grants Applicant Presentation

Ethereum Follow Protocol | @Brantly

Ethereum Follow Protocol (EFP) is a decentralized protocol that enables Ethereum accounts to manage tagged lists of other Ethereum accounts. Use cases include a web3 social graph native to the Ethereum community, web of trust, lists of trusted smart contracts for critical dapps, onchain follow trading, and more.

  • The vision Brantly shares is that ethereum has an emerging web3 identity stack. This includes SIWE, ENS, NFT profile pictures, etc. and what it is missing is a way to form relationships between accounts.
  • This approach is contrary to current populus protocols that attempt to own the whole identity stack. EFP would work in conjunction, and even compliment, ENS
  • EFP is looking for a grant from the Public Goods working group as he sees it is important to maintain the integrity of the project and keep undue influence of investors away
  • Grant would go to the salaries of the developers to attain full time working status on the project
  • To support and stay up to date, Follow EFP on X

Quadratic Funding on Givieth | Lauren Luz & Jacob Schumacher

Giveth is an open, non-hierarchical global initiative empowering social, environmental, and humanistic impact projects with modern technologies.

  • Giveth and the Public Goods working group are exploring an ENS matching pool that would match donations to projects included in the round
  • This design helps get funding into the hands of the projects that the community really wants to support

3. ENS Small Grants Update

:scroll: ENS September 2023 Small Grants Update

  • ENS Voting cards have been distributed on Optimism
  • ENS Small Grants voting will be announced when the site is live

4. Open space for additional topics

No additional topics were discussed.

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Public Goods Meeting, October 10th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates

  2. Small Grant Voting

  3. Workshopping Public Goods Ideas

    • Retrospectives on Past Year Funding
    • ENSDAY Involvement
    • Large Grants
  4. Open space for additional topics

Public Goods Meeting, October 17th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. ETH Rome Hack Presentation
  3. Small Grant Update
  4. Large Grants Update
  5. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

1. General DAO Updates

Comment

Unfortunatley, frENS Day which was set to take place in Instanbul during Devconnect has been cancelled due to logistic issues relating to current regional concerns.

2. ETH Rome Hack Presentation

Fluidkey | Antonio Seveso

Fluidkey was the winner of the overall ENS Public Goods Sponsored prize at ETH Rome and came to the call to present their hackathon project.

Fluidkey allows a user to generate an infinite amount of stealth addresses when resolving ENS names. Using ENS offchain resolution, a subscriber of FluidKey can share their ENS name with multiple parties and a new address will be generated between each resolution. No one will be able to see the previously generated addresses by other parties.

All the addresses are controlled by the same key pair and appear together in FluidKeys UI. The project is in Alpha, sign up for updates on fluidkey.com


3. Small Grants Voting

Voting on small grants is expected to commence this week


4. Large Grants Update

Public Goods Large Grants are back and small grants projects are invited to apply until November 31, 2023. Anything submitted before October 31, 2023 will fit into the review period of November 8, 2023, and everything submitted between October 31 and November 30, 2023 will be reviewed by Janurary 5, 2024.

Projects are able to apply for up to 50k USDC.


5. Open space for additional topics

No additional topics discussed

Public Goods Meeting, October 24th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter ), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter ), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Budget Request Review
  3. Large Grants Q4
  4. Open space for additional topics

Public Goods Meeting, October 31st, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter ), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter ), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Devconnect Events
  3. Small Grants
    • Winners
  4. Large Grants Q4
    • Deadline today for review by Nov 8th
    • Current orojects received under review
    • Selected projects
  5. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

1. Genearl DAO Updates

2. ETHGlobal Istanbul

  • ENS Labs will have a presence
  • @matoken and @mdt, core developers will be present
  • Non-tech personnel to be present for assistance as well.
  • Public Good Working Group plans to sponsor ITBlockchain with a grant and will host @mdt as a speaker
  • Stewards will continue to explore other opportunities as the date approaches, such as a Public Goods panel with further details forthcoming.

3. Small Grants

  • The tenth Public Goods Small Grants Round has concluded with 108 unique voters, a 134.78% increase since the last round
  • Stewards and the community expressed their gratitude for @gregskril on developing the front-end for the grants round
  • Stewards are exploring a retrospective via data storytelling through visualizations
  • Congrats to the top five winners:

4. Large Grants

  • Stewards have fielded five submissions received with one decision finalized.
  • Gashawk has been announced as a grantee; compensation will be based on milestones, maximum of 50k.
  • Daniel Hannum from Gashawk expressed gratitude and will collaborate on milestone presentations.
  • Coltron.eth will publicize grantee details on the forum for transparency.
  • Additional project announcements by November 21st.

5. Open Discussion

  • Stewards discussed postponing an upcoming working group call on November 14th due to Devconnect
  • The community discussed iterating the grants process, considering additional fields that detail prior funding and collaborations as well as displaying grantee profiles on the ensgrants.xyz front-end that display historical activity.

Public Goods Meeting, November 7th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter ), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter ), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Large Grants Q4
    • Next Wave review
  3. Open space for additional topics
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Public Goods Meeting, November 7, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | X), @vegayp (ENS | X), @simona_pop (ENS | X)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Large Grants Q4
    a. Winners Update - https://www.gashawk.io and Ethereum Follow Protocol.
    b. Next Wave Review
  3. Open space for additional topics

Notes by @don.nie (New Note-taker, send me any feedback)


1. General DAO Updates

a. 4x Current Active Proposals! If haven’t voted yet, please do. Executables have lower participation than the socials. Executables launch on-chain and more difficult to re-do. Currently below quorum, need 300k votes.

Please see meta-gov meeting notes (link) for additional information

b. Will be a Public Goods presence at DevConnect. No longer a friends day, but reach out if in Turkey. Planning on a “friends hour”. Alex Netto will post more on Twitter.


2. Large Grants Q4

Halfway through, still accepting submissions. Deadline for stewards is tomorrow.

Winners Update:

  1. https://www.gashawk.io [Public Goods Large Grants - Q4 2023]. Browser extension expected in Q1 2024

  2. Ethereum Follow Protocol: Graph for Ethereum run by Brantly.eth. Expected to have first contracts released this month

Both had requested $50k USDC, at time did not have budget. Budget request now in review (go vote!). Both projects set on same payment schedule. $20k paid immediately, rest paid upon delivery. Need to deliver to be eligible for future grants.

Key Dates

November 30th - Submissions close for term. All submissions received by this date will be reviewed on or before December 5th.
December 12th - All grantee disbursements paid.

Note: All dates and deadlines will be based on Eastern Standard Time (UTC−05:00).


3. Open space for additional topics

Best way to get involved in DAO related proposals without delegates?

Coltron would love discussion. How to get grantees voting power? One thing that comes to mind: Delegate race (worked in uniswap). Delegates might need to come from an angel.

Could be a discussion with Coinbase to get them voting. Have 1,060 delegations to their address. Would need an individual with high voting power and low delegations to spread around.

Coltron recommends earmarking this for a meta-gov discussion in the future.

DAO Town Hall scheduled for December, date to be announced soon

Request for Feedback on Large Grants Process

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Public Goods Meeting, November 14th, 2023

Details

Time: Cancelled
Google Meet link: Cancelled

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | Twitter), @vegayp (ENS | Twitter), @simona_pop (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

No agenda or call this week. The Public Goods stewards will be attending and representing the ENS DAO as a sponor at notDEVCON, promoted by ITU Blockchain.

ENS will be represented at two talks:

  • WEB3 IDENTITY (Muhammed Tanrıkulu) @ 13:40-14:00
  • ENSDAO PANEL @ 15:00-15:40
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Public Goods Meeting, November 21, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | X), @vegayp (ENS | X), @simona_pop (ENS | X)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Small and Large Grants Updates
  3. Gitcoin Kernel Program
  4. notDEVCON Recap
  5. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

1. General DAO Updates


2. Small and Large Grants Updates

Small Grants

  • https://ensgrants.xyz/
  • Launching tomorrow!
  • No significant changes to the last round; voting might move to more straightforward approval voting
  • Proposals run for 7 days, then voting
  • Payouts larger than last term

Large Grants

  • [Closed] Public Goods Large Grants - Q2 2023
  • Submissions are due by the end of the month!
  • 5-6 proposals in review
  • Encouraged to be open-sourced; not explicitly stated, will ask for GitHub Repo
  • Asking grantees to set milestones; using as KPI to see if receive payment

3. Gitcoin Kernel Program

Presentation from Vivek Singh
https://twitter.com/Kernel0x

  • Kernel Community | Kernel
  • Building online learning environment; dedicated to building better web
  • Open-source modules; Run 8-week blocks
  • For new people and OGs alike
  • Upcoming Kernel block in January 2024, applications open for a few more weeks. Please apply if interested! https://apply.kernel.community/
  • Kernel stewards want to know and mentor everyone involved and help find other people in their crypto journey. 100+ peer mentors, many of who have gone through the program
  • Under-represented communities make up a large percentage of participants
  • Goal: Run 2 Kernel blocks a year (currently 300 people) and continue doing so for as long as possible. Continuously improve the learning environment

4. notDEVCON Recap


5. Open space for additional topics

Scholarships from the beginning of the year

  • If not next week, the following week get an update on scholarships. Will try to get scholarship recipients on call for a debrief
  • Current no plan to have scholarships again, would rather have funds go to large-grants

Discussion on stream provider initiative

  • Intention: Get more people involved full-time in developing the ENS ecosystem
  • Create cool/new things that will benefit ENS but have no current relationship with ENS
  • Open-ended: if a great developer wants you to be a part of the DAO
  • Not necessarily core ENS infrastructure
  • Can service providers be a part of the public goods ecosystem?
    • Need to disclose conflict-of-interest in application to review on case-by-case basis
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Public Goods Meeting, November 28, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | X), @vegayp (ENS | X), @simona_pop (ENS | X)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Small and Large Grants Updates
  3. Metagov Presentation (5-7min)
  4. Giveth Presentation (5-7min) @karmaticacid
  5. Bankless Academy (5-7min)
  6. Open space for additional topics

Minutes


1. General DAO Updates

Nominations for Service Providers Open


2. Small and Large Grants Updates

Small Grants

  • https://ensgrants.xyz/
  • Applications open for another 23 hours!
  • Hosted Twitter space yesterday, and received good feedback on voter cards

Large Grants


3. Metagov Presentation

Eugene Leventhal from https://metagov.org/

  • 501c(3) (non-profit) in the US
  • Wrote State of Web3 Grants report: State of Web3 Grants Report - PUBLIC - Google Docs
  • Building standards and infrastructure for digital self-governance; very active in Web3 space: https://github.com/metagov/daostar/blob/main/DAOIPs/daoip-5.md
  • DAOStars is a focused Web3 standard building subsidiary of Metagov
  • Submitted large grant for grants innovation
  • Two main purposes: Research and technical standards
  • Grant would also reach out to groups and receive feedback on technical standards; create more shared infrastructure to support granting (e.g. Gitcoin and Optimism)
  • Research sits under Metagov parent org, but the bulk of the grant would go to DAO Stars; Metagov takes 10% overhead to support operations
  • Planning to hold “Web3 Grants Summit” at EthDenver

4. Giveth Presentation

Lauren Luz from https://giveth.io

Applied for ENS Large Grant

  • Currently can only run one QF round at a time, would like to run multiple at the same time like Gitcoin
  • Requesting funding to build out grants and run multiple rounds at the same time

5. Bankless Academy

Tetranome (@tetranome on Twitter, Telegram, and Discord) from https://app.banklessacademy.com/

  • Interactive Web3 education platform
  • Independent entity from BanklessDAO and BanklessHQ
  • Help digital citizens build digital footprint, and become a sovereign individual
  • Host lessons such as creating the first wallet and onboarding to Optimism
  • End lessons with on-chain quests which give the user a badge
  • Distributed over 11k badges
  • Want to integrate ENS more into the learning platform as users use ENS
    • Ideas include a quest to register an ENS and set a primary name
  • Recommendation: Pitch to the ecosystem to extend reach of ENS

6. Open space for additional topics

Voter Cards for Small Grants:

Open invite to stay at Giveth Hacker House


Notes by @don.nie

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Public Goods Meeting, December 5th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | X), @vegayp (ENS | X), @simona_pop (ENS | X)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Small and Large Grants Updates
  3. Grantee Update: Ethereum Follow Protocol (5-7min)
  4. Open space for additional topics

Minutes

1. General DAO Updates

Service Provider Streams nominees here: [EP4.9][Social] Select providers for EP4.7 streams - #15 by AvsA

  • DAO will vote from this list
  • $3.6 million for service providers

Steward nominations:

  • Nominate self in thread
  • 1 Year term

2. Small and Large Grant Updates

Vote on small Grants if have voter card!


3. Grantee Updates:

Ethereum Follow Protocol

@brantly.eth from https://ethfollow.xyz/

  • Thank you for Large Grant!
  • Proposed social graph protocol for Ethereum accounts
  • Run on L1 and L2
  • Ethereum missing social graph, EFP will solve that
  • ENS needs social graph protocol to fend off competition from Lens and Farcaster who have own naming service
  • Integration demo: https://demo.ethfollow.xyz
  • Docs: https://docs.ethfollow.xyz
  • Test API: Introduction | EFP Docs
  • If have ENS account, people can follow you even if you haven’t joined EFP. No claiming of handles, already have your ENS handle

First draft of smart contracts completed: https://github.com/ethereumfollowprotocol/contracts-beta/tree/master/src/beta

Milestones:

  • Indexer up and running in December
  • On track to have EFP onchain in Q1, testnet prior to that

Question: Why social graph public? Wouldn’t want private?
Answer: Storing onchain most robust way of storing things, puts user 100% in control. Are benefits to social graph being private, but also interesting when public. Follows, likes, blocks etc. being public sends signal

Note from @Coltron.eth: Excellent job of setting milestones and updating working group as a grantee


SiHer

Kara Howard from SiHer (https://kara.siher.eth.limo/), Web3 talent collective

  • Drive visibility for women and non-binary individuals in Web3
  • Partnering with EFP so can turn into media network
  • Asking for additional grant to bring more diverse individuals and related programs into Web3
  • Hosting virtual conference on 31 December; would love for ENS to be core partner along with LivePeer

4. Open space for additional topics

What makes for Public Good stewards for next term?

  • Bandwidth and time to dedicate to role
  • Context/ willing to investigate history of DAO, culture, and constitution
  • Continue and expand on Small Grants
  • Elaborate more on Large Grants; build home/front-end; possibly from DAO tooling
  • Evalauate and fund more technical projects
  • Put strategic / meaty / meaningful objectives in motion (e.g. partnerships, learn from existing initiatives, tracking milestones)
  • Set strong expectations within public goods stewards; public goods should consider experimenting without having a lead steward and having focused/shared responsibility (reduce bystander effect)

Will group continue scholarships?

  • Most likely won’t continue. Need to do close out post with recipients

Request to make voting process more clear for small grants

Last public goods meeting of term

  • Next week, 12 December

Notes by @don.nie

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Public Goods Meeting, December 12th, 2023

Details

Time: Tuesdays at 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/iko-moej-rxc

Stewards: @coltron.eth (ENS | X), @vegayp (ENS | X), @simona_pop (ENS | X)

:information_source: Please contact @Coltron.eth, @vegayp or @simona_pop via forum message to have an item added to the agenda.

Agenda

  1. General DAO Updates
  2. Election and End of Term Information
  3. Small Winners and Large Grants Winners
  4. Open space for additional topics

Note: This is the last meeting of the year. Weekly called to resume in 2024.

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