Governance Announcement


Block Producer Candidates - please post your support in the comments and EOS Go will update this post accordingly.

Translations:


EOS Community,

Thank you for your time and consideration in crafting the EOS Mainnet Governance documentation over the course of the last 6 months. Input has been heard and incorporated from hundreds of independent contributors.

We now have consent and adoption signaled by the Block Producer Candidates, including, but not limited to:

AcroEOS, Aloha EOS, Bitspace, BlockchainLab EOS, BLOCKCHND, Blockgenic, Blockmatrix, BP Squared, BuildTeam, Cryptolions, Distributed.Fund, DPoSClub, DutchEOS, EOS 42, EOS Africa, EOSAmericas, EOS Amsterdam, EOS Arabia, EOS Argentina, EOS Army, EOS Asia, EOS Authority, EOS Brazil, EOS BPAC, EOS Cafe/Calgary, EOS Canada, EOS Costa Rica, EOS-CSX, eosDAC, EOS Detroit, EOS Dublin, EOSIO.SG, EOS Emerge, eos.fish. EOSGen, EOS Germany, EOSKh, EOS Lithuania, EOSMediterranean, EOSMeso, EOSMetal, EOS Nation, EOS New York, EOS NodeOne, EOS Pacific, EOSPH, EOSREAL, EOS Rio, EOS Romania, EOS Root, EOSeoul, EOShenzhen,EOSphere, EOStark, EOSYS, EOSeco, EOS Tax Relief, EOS Tribe, EOS UK, EOS Union, EOS USA, EOS Van, EOSVibes, EOSvietnam, EOSZON, franceos, GEOS, GenerEOS, Greymass, HKEOS, LibertyBlock, LiquidEOS, MEET.ONE, MixBytes, OracleChain, shEOS, Staked, SuperONE, sw/eden, TChain, Tokenika,

to move forward with the proposed Constitution and accompanying governing documents found here:

https://github.com/EOS-Mainnet/Community-Launch-Docs.

For the time being, the repository will be managed by David Moss, John Milburn, and Sam Sapoznick.

This interim Constitution will be up for revision and referendum within 90 days, or as soon as the Referendum Contracts are in place, allowing for on-chain voting. By the end of 2018 we plan to put all major points of discussion up for a formal vote by the community.

Reason for Changes

Aside from us believing in these changes, we also received a strong signal from Block.one that it was necessary for the community to modify the Constitution and to make this the community's blockchain.

Summary of Changes

  1. Article 1 (non-violence) is being amended to allow prosecution of non-violent crimes like fraud. Yesterday’s consensus involved simply adding the word “unlawful violence”. This version is clearer and less prone to misinterpretation. The Article now reads:

Article I - No Initiation of Violence
Members shall not initiate violence or the threat of violence against another Member. Lawful prosecution of crimes with the goal of preserving life, liberty and property does not constitute initiation of violence.

  1. Changing the name of the token from SYS to EOS.

  2. Removing from the transfer contract these two requirements:

    I know the person(s) who transferred {{quantity}} to '{{from}}'.
    I know the owner(s) of the '{{to}}' account.

Document: https://github.com/EOS-Mainnet/Community-Launch-Docs/blob/4475094864637febed29154b2391e92384427bb6/EOS BP Agreement 20180601.txt

Change:
https://github.com/EOS-Mainnet/Community-Launch-Docs/commit/4475094864637febed29154b2391e92384427bb6#diff-875896b343c7fda4e4221743780fa8f7

While these may be a good idea, enough community members voiced concerns that we want to put it up for a formal referendum. It is also likely that Block.one developed a super-compliant default setting that goes beyond the preferences of the community.

  1. Finally, there was imprecise language in the Block Producer Agreement regarding disclosure of ownership. As stated, the original language would have required onerous disclosure of beneficial (indirect) owners of a Block Producer. The new draft requires ALL direct owners to be disclosed. It also requires all beneficial (indirect) owners who own 10% or more to disclose ownership. The section now reads:

I, {{producer}}, hereby agree to disclose and attest under penalty of perjury all ultimate beneficial owners of my company who own more than 10% and all direct shareholders.

Call to Action

Critical referendum can happen in 90 days, or as soon as the Referendum Contracts are in place, and formal proposals in 180 days for this interim Constitution.

Block Producers involved in the launch should adopt these documents as the ones with broadest community consent.

Block Producers, please announce the following on all social media platforms:

We commit to launch EOS from the following repo: https://github.com/EOS-Mainnet

  • #EOSmainnet
  • #EOSconstitution
  • #EOSlaunch

Go EOS!

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Comments

  • RomanCryptoLionsRomanCryptoLions Posts: 44 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens
    edited June 1

    Great! Cryptolions supports this!

    We'll translate into Russian.

  • EOSNewYorkEOSNewYork Posts: 18 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    EOS New York supports this.

    EOS New York

  • EOSIOSGEOSIOSG Posts: 2 Brand New

    EOSIO.SG supports this!!!

  • ThurgoodMarshallFanThurgoodMarshallFan Posts: 20 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    I like the idea of community voting on this. Will this initial referendum period have different voting procedures than the 15% quorum/30 day continuous vote in the draft constitution?

    Also, why no movement on Article XV? (Token forfeiture?) Seems that was wildly unpopular.

  • SamupahaSamupaha Posts: 52 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    Article I - No Initiation of Violence
    Members shall not initiate violence or the threat of violence against another Member. Lawful prosecution of crimes with the goal of preserving life, liberty and property does not constitute initiation of violence.

    Does anybody want to explain in plain English what this means in practice? We have to remember that the constitution is meant to be a legally binding contract, so everybody who signs it should fully understand what they are committing to.

    As I explained in here, I don't think it's a good idea to expand scope of the constitution outside of the blockchain. It takes the ecosystem to completely new level and I don't see any kind of preparation done for this.

  • joshkauffmanjoshkauffman Posts: 21 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    @ThurgoodMarshallFan said:
    I like the idea of community voting on this. Will this initial referendum period have different voting procedures than the 15% quorum/30 day continuous vote in the draft constitution?

    Also, why no movement on Article XV? (Token forfeiture?) Seems that was wildly unpopular.

    There's a 3 year window on that one before it becomes an issue. We will allow the referendum to deal with that one. Due to the timeframe associated to it directly, it was pushed down the road.

    Representative from EOS Canada
    All opinions my own unless stated otherwise

  • ThurgoodMarshallFanThurgoodMarshallFan Posts: 20 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    @joshkauffman said:

    @ThurgoodMarshallFan said:
    I like the idea of community voting on this. Will this initial referendum period have different voting procedures than the 15% quorum/30 day continuous vote in the draft constitution?

    Also, why no movement on Article XV? (Token forfeiture?) Seems that was wildly unpopular.

    There's a 3 year window on that one before it becomes an issue. We will allow the referendum to deal with that one. Due to the timeframe associated to it directly, it was pushed down the road.

    Thanks for the response. Is the current voting mechanism going to remain or will there be a "streamlined" one initially for this referendum period?

  • zakzak Posts: 6 Brand New

    EOSArabia.org supports this!

  • robrigorobrigo Posts: 6 Brand New

    EOS Detroit supports this.

    Rob Konsdorf
    @robrigo
    EOS Detroit
    https://eosdetroit.io

  • tchaintchain Posts: 3 Brand New

    TChain EOS is in
    thetchain.com/eos

  • Eos_emergeEos_emerge Posts: 1 Brand New

    Full support!

    EOS Emerge Poland

  • blockmatrixblockmatrix Posts: 1 Brand New

    Block Matrix supports this!

  • jorfermojorfermo Posts: 2 Brand New

    EOS Metal supports this

  • BodgetBodget Posts: 14 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens
    edited June 1
  • EOSDublinEOSDublin Posts: 6 Brand New

    EOS Dublin supports this.

  • ministrasministras Posts: 3 Brand New

    EOS Lithuania supports this.

  • hanseokyhanseoky Posts: 1 Brand New

    EOS NodeOne supports this.

  • tchaintchain Posts: 3 Brand New

    TChain EOS is in
    thetchain.com/eos

  • eosvaneosvan Posts: 2 Brand New

    We at @eosvan, appreciate and support the idea of a community authored constitution.

    However, with the far reaching ramifications (read: potentially legally binding, depending on jurisdiction) its imperative that we as the community understand both the intention, and the effect of signing on to any governance model.

    In order to foster understanding, we'll need accessible mechanisms to educate each other (technical facing audience), and the community at large (non-technical facing audience) to assure those who choose to participate can do so in a fully informed manner.

    We look forward to playing our role, and contributing towards an open and informed EOS community, which in turn will foster a healthy and diverse EOS ecosystem.

  • AlexeyAlexey Posts: 1 Brand New

    Distributed.Fund supports this!

  • togilvietogilvie Posts: 2 Brand New

    Staked supports this.

  • aloneosblockchainaloneosblockchain Posts: 1 Brand New

    Our full support!

    LiquidEOS

  • BissonBisson Posts: 1 Brand New

    EOS Nation supports this!

  • EOSMediterraneanEOSMediterranean Posts: 4 Brand New

    EOSMediterranean supports this

  • AlonLiquidEOSAlonLiquidEOS Posts: 3 Brand New

    LiquidEOS fully support this!

  • John_eosarmyJohn_eosarmy Posts: 1 Brand New

    EOS Army support this.

  • eosdallaseosdallas Posts: 14 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    EOS Tribe supports this initiative!

  • EOS_CSXEOS_CSX Posts: 1 Brand New
    edited June 4

    EOS-CSX supports this!

  • EOSREALEOSREAL Posts: 32 Jr. Member - 1/5 EOS Tokens

    EOSREAL supports it!

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