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

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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