Our plans for first Referendum on WPS

This is what was said in Shanghai but tidied and with a metaphor (because who doesn't love a good story, amiright?)

This was written to be illustrated or put in a powerpoint. (anyone want to help by illustrating?) It can be talking points or the basis of an article equally well, I hope.

EOS has agreed to build “Worker Proposal City” and has set aside 4% inflation to do this.
Building anything as complex as a new city from scratch is a daunting task with many conflicting jobs that have to run in parallel.

You, the EOS Members, are the Board of trustees and we, the WPS Group, are the Civil engineers you have hired to do the job. Our first step is to purchase the land required with room to grow and to stake out the shape of the town:

First round of voting is a referendum with a few key elements bundled to effectively bootstrap the process, giving the civil engineers the responsibility and authority to

  • Move initial funding of 1 million EOS Tokens to eosio.wps from eosio.saving for the initial six months of projects to be funded. => this is the initial land purchase.
  • Establish the Emergency Category and Emergency committee charter. (this Category is based on time concerns rather than content. This is the ONLY Category included in first round but it will be used to help launch other categories through worker proposals.) => this is the onsite construction trailer that oversees the build.
  • Fund ECAF, Github Repo management, Security Testing, => this is the metaphorical equivalent of connecting to the utility grids.
  • WPS Categories => staking out the lots for zoning
  • and Worker Proposal Platform Development via the Emergency Committee. => paying for the workers to build the system
  • Announcement that the second phase will have a call for Category governance structure worker proposals. => this is an open call to architects to bid to build neighborhoods in the respective zones
    We are also considering burning the balance of the savings that will have accrued at that point, so the WPS starts fresh.

Looking at each neighborhood will give us an idea of the future occupants and indicate what governance structures would be a good fit -- their architectural motifs.

Categories or Neighborhoods:

  • Oversight (WPS portal maintenance, confirm that all categories are living up to what they promise, as well as any proposals that go through direct referendum instead of applying to one of the categories.)
    This is city hall. While the build is ongoing, these essential duties are handled out of the Emergency Committee construction trailer. Most Likely the best governance for this key category is some form of committee or representative body.

  • Infrastructure (Security audits, DDOS protection, bug patches, GitHub maintenance)
    The department of public works, public transportation, fire department, and all the other pieces needed as a public resource to keep the city healthy.

  • Community (Meetups, Education, PR spokesmen, lawyers, lobbyists, supplemental ECAF Funding)
    This is the public space, the schools, the parks, and the tourists.

  • Development (dApps, decks, applications that are specific for one need rather than the entire system)
    This is the retail and light industrial district. Maybe you, the MEMBERS, will choose to run this district as an athenian democracy.

  • Miscellaneous (Swag, burn, etc.)
    Unincorporated land, artist lofts, and repurposed spaces. The potential here is vast and unknowable. How best to govern it?

The second round of voting will allow the selection of proposals for the governance of the different districts. There will be Worker Proposal competition, managed by the Emergency Committee, for individual category Governance structures to allow experimentation with governance without risk to the whole city. Each neighborhood, or category is limited to its own boundaries with a cap of 10% of EOSIO.WPS to further limit abuse and waste, and to allow room for future growth when the members decide on it.

As a Governance Structure Proposal passes, the neighborhood/category in question becomes active and gets to access up to 10% of EOSIO.WPS for its projects. At the same time that those duties go live in the category, the Emergency Committee gives up control over relevant proposals. Over time, the emergency committee ceases to exist as its duties are absorbed.

Each neighborhood, or category is limited to its own boundaries with a cap of 10% of EOSIO.WPS to further limit abuse and waste, and to allow room for future growth when the members decide on it.

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