Community Call Governance Workshop - October 12, 2022

In today's Governance Workshop, Jason provided updates on core docs, process enhancements for KIPs, and improved Sophon onboarding/offboarding.

Rook logo and branding with white cubes; recap by Starbased
Governance Workshop is a biweekly, open meeting where we discuss specific proposals that are in progress and workshop new ideas about Rook's governance process.

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View the agenda for this event.

KIPs under Sophon discussion:

Core docs: [1:40]

  • A mission statement is being drafted.
  • Governance documentation is undergoing draft revisions.
  • Rook legal docs will be released soon.

Governance process:

  • Jason summarized the work of the past quarter with the WEIR model (Workshop, Experiment, Iterate, Ratify) and used it to look ahead to next steps. [2:30]
  • Development and improvement continues for the process of onboarding/offboarding/replacing Sophons. [4:30]
  • Advances in stewardship have taken actual practice away from aspects of the process as defined in KIP-0, primarily in the area of non-decision tasks originally assigned to the Sophons.
  • Participants discussed what the revision/amendment process should look like for KIP-0 and more broadly. [6:40]
  • Possible amendment approaches include: the ability for new KIPs to be able to amend previous KIPs using the existing procedure; or maintaining an authoritative “active” source for which KIPs are simply a vector to introduce and track changes to this authoritative source. [9:30]
  • There was also a discussion regarding defining “stewards” as a role in order to enhance community structure, including which aspects of their work should be firmly established in a KIP and which aspects should exist as more flexible documentation. [17:15]
  • Perhaps “core” and “non-core” proposals should have different amendment processes, since the latter are more likely to be living documents that change over time. Introducing tunable parameters to KIPs could be a way to create built-in avenues for change. [23:00]