FAQ Continued - August 22

Dear all,

This was posted by David and Todor of the WPS volunteer group. It is addressing some questions in the channel recently:

¯_(ツ)_/¯ Doghouse, [22.08.18 15:52]
Dear all (@jtmckee @Aneta_EOS @iang_fc @Lifex10 @Marcin_Tokenika et alia)
Although we omitted questions that we could not understand, questions that have already been answered since the original posting, most of Aneta's queries are answered here.

1. Who can be a proposer? * Any account on the chain can create a proposal.
2. Who elects committee representatives? * Emergency committee representatives are included in the referendum that approves the system, so token holders elect them. Token holders are also able to impeach representatives and elect new ones in their place.
3. What are the checks on committee representatives and how can they be removed? * The emergency committee reps can be impeached by token holders or by fellow representatives. Additionally, the entire committee can be amended or scrapped by token holder vote. The emergency committee has no power to approve proposals. The representatives meet to provide oversight on progress of approved proposals, to review new EMERGENCY proposals, and to oversee the receipt of proposals for new governance structures. All proposals that are deemed to be an urgent need for the network and are properly formed get passed to the token holders for voting.
4. Who decides which project can be approved or rejected and on what basis? * In the context of the emergency committee the representatives only confirm that a proposal is an emergency and that it is properly formed. The token holders must approve.
5. How long does a proposal remain on the forum before it is reviewed by committee representatives? * The Emergency committee will meet twice a month. Nothing “remains on the forum”, all proposals must be submitted. Any proposals submitted will be reviewed as soon as time permits.
6. Who has the oversight over the voting database? * Votes are cast on-chain, so anyone can audit past and current results.
7. What does the unvote action do? * The unvote action is used to remove a token holder’s votes toward a given proposal.
8. Which projects are deemed to be urgent? * The proposals that we believe are currently an urgent need for the network are: EOS.IO Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF) for six months, EOS Mainnet code repository management, the Mainnet security testing, and further development of the Worker Proposal Portal.
9. Why does ECAF need funding from the WPS and not from fees? * Core arbitration (a key feature of EOS) requires funding until such time as revenue flow meets expenses. This is several years down the road. Further, we want arbitration to be affordable to everyone and not just to a few wealthy users.
10. Who holds the keys of the eosio.wps? * The eosio.wps account can only be controlled by 15/21 active block producers. The same holds for any eosio.* account, such as eosio.system, eosio.saving, eosio.ramfee, etc.
11. What happens after the Emergency Committee is dissolved? * The Emergency Committee will be dissolved when the community has accepted a more sophisticated Worker Proposal System, be it in line with the current idea of categories or a different method that the community comes up with and approves.
12. How will the Emergency Committee prevent non-legitimate proposals and frauds from going on vote? * The Emergency Committee reviews incoming proposals and approves some of them based on criteria that is agreed on. Any proposals that don’t meet the criteria are rejected by the committee, and are unable to use the voting rules of the Worker Proposal System. This doesn’t prevent them from going to vote through a referendum, but it is expected that it will be harder to achieve referendum-level of approval.
13. The WPS aims to fund the ECAF. What will happen if a different Constitution is approved, such as the one proposed by block.one? Will ECAF still be funded?
* This is uncertain, as we don’t know what the full proposal of the new Constitution will entail, as well as what other proposals may be approved in the meantime. Generally speaking, if there is a conflict between several approved referendum proposals, we will hopefully figure out what to do as a community.
14. Who’s responsible for each category and who oversees them? * This will become clear as category structures are proposed and approved. We cannot predict all the creative ways people may come up with for managing a category. An example would be a fully automated category that relies on token holder voting only and there is no additional approval by any elected representatives. Another example would be a committee of elected representatives who make all the decisions on behalf of the community. Oversight will exist as a separate category, but additional oversight may be bundled in a category.
15. What are hypothetical “underserved minorities” that might receive funding through the WPS? * We don’t know yet. An example might be a system of accessing EOS that can be used securely by the vision impaired, but it could also be a dApp for collectors of Magic-the-Gathering cards.
16. What is the official forum? * For now it is https://forums.eosgo.io/categories/worker-proposals. There will be a portal with a forum.

Comments

  • **How would you describe an Emergency proposal?

    Emergency Proposals are defined as those proposals required in response to unforeseen events that threaten harm to the EOS ecosystem or such proposals that are of a time sensitive nature and would objectively benefit the ecosystem.

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