Yeah, this is a really valid question.
I’ll start by acknowledging my obvious bias in this vote. Given that bias, I’ll abstain from casting a vote. Anyone that wants to vote on this and has delegated to me should delegate to someone else for this proposal.
My understanding of this proposal is that it is less about specific future deliverables and more an acknowledgement of past work pushing the Quadratic Funding and Ethereum Public goods space forward. So I’d be inclined to view it in the same spirit of the Retroactive Public Goods funding post that Optimism recently published. In other words, this would be the Gitcoin DAO explicitly saying “we value the contributions you have made to the QF space and want to align our future efforts towards funding Ethereum’s public goods”.
That said, I do think there are specific deliverables that we are already planned and would be beneficial to the Gitcoin DAO, that could be much more easily achieved given this extra funding.
Specifically, we are:
- Building a production ready decentralized QF protocol, with baked in Sybil and collusion resistance, that can scale to billions of users.
- Making it easy for anyone to deploy their own instance of the clrfund to fund whatever public goods they want, including both the contracts and the app.
- Building in a modular and extensible way so that instances of clrfund can choose the governance, Sybil resistance, and recipient registry solutions that best suit their community and use-case.
This funding would allow some of our contributors to focus on this full-time, along with bringing new talent in (likely from the Gitcoin community via bounties).
One important thing for the Gitcoin DAO to consider is if/how this fits with the decentralize grants workstream.