NOTE: the original post was deleted somehow, so this is a repost
The Allo workstream is proposing to manage the administration of Season 20’s Gitcoin Community Proposals (GCPs) on Allo v2. This post outlines the key components of the idea and looks for feedback from the community.
We believe that implementing this proposal would enable us to:
- Lower the barriers to entry for our community members to get involved with Gitcoin
- Proactively seed GCP ideas with the community
- Test-drive “microgrants” as an Allo use-case
- Enable us to dog food the protocol and build momentum for v2
A GCP budget of $75k would be deposited in an Allo v2 “microgrants” pool, to be distributed over the course of S20. The Allo team would build a front-end app that would enable users to submit GCPs, empower authorized users to approve (more on that below), and allow anyone to view submitted GCPs and their status.
Anyone would be able to apply for a GCP, as long as they align with focal areas that will be published by the workstream leads.
One of the core goals of GCP is to lower the barriers to useful contributions for our community. In order to achieve this, we want to create a relatively simple “microgrant”-style approval path for GCPs that doesn’t require a full community vote. While the exact mechanism is being fleshed out in partnership with the workstream leads, our initial plan is to give approval power to the stewards so that a relatively small number of stewards will be able to approve most GCPs. We welcome mechanism suggestions if you have them.
The budget for this proposal is only the $75k required to fund the GCP pool. The app will be built by the Allo team as part of their S20 resourcing and will not require additional funds.
The Allo team will be using the Shape-up methodology (as outlined with Alloscan) to build the mechanism and app. We are setting an “appetite” of 4 weeks, meaning that we will fit the feature scope of the project so that we can have a finished product in a maximum of 4 weeks. In practice this may mean that we trim scope over the course of the project, but still enable the product to execute the core functionality of operating microgrants.
To put this to a calendar, the team is currently working against the timeline below. Please note that some of these periods are variable (i.e. remediation could take longer) and that dates could shift as a result:
- Now - 10/20: audit remediation
- 10/23 - 10/27: v2 mainnet deploy week
- 10/30 - 11/3: Profile builder v1 (simple app for creating a v2 profile)
- 11/6 - 12/1: GCP microgrants app build
- 12/4 - 12/8: GCP microgrants app goes live
While this timeline means that we will not have the app live for the first month of S20, we feel that this still gives us the bulk of the season for GCP distribution and is a valuable way for us to dog food v2 this season.
Using Allo v2 for the administration of the Season 20 GCP budget is a significant step towards enhancing transparency, community engagement, and effective allocation of resources within Gitcoin DAO. We believe that this proposal aligns with the DAO’s mission and values and will contribute to the continued success of the Gitcoin ecosystem. Furthermore, we think this is a valuable experiment for Allo v2 that we think we could ultimately offer to other DAOs.
We welcome community feedback on this idea!