The PWG1 proposal for a Product Working Group for a two term period (12 months) to fund and deliver on our DAO's Product Roadmap. PWG1 Proposes a team made up of Hinchy, Rake & Tuesdays along with a DAO Multisig
Current DAO Development Needs
Phonon technical roadmap has been developed in sync with GridPlus, and Phonon DAO needs to have the following accomplished in time for our upcoming Beta:
Task 1: Fully Defined Technical Roadmap & Project Plan Task 2: Functioning “Change-Maker” (Proof of Concept, Design, +Beta) Task 3: On/Off-Ramp (Onboarding new Cryptocurrencies into Phonon) Task 4: CA Process Documentation + Tokenomics Design Task 5: eSim Feasibility Study
To accomplish these tasks, I propose the DAO form a funded Product Working Group (PWG).
We as a community have decided to double down on our community and bet on ourselves, a number of DAO members have stepped up to help fill this working group.
Instead of forming a permanent Product Working Group, I propose we align each product working group with the leadership terms (Two 6 Month Terms) and focus on defined outcomes like the Tasks identified above.
PWG 1 will fund the initial DAO Development Roadmap (Tasks 1-5).
These tasks require developers with knowledge of the protocol and the ability to execute the tasks that the Phonon Community requires to progress.
Lead Community Developer: Hinchy
Lead Community Hardware Engineer: Rake
DAO Representative: Tuesdays
Lead Community Developer (LCD):
The Lead Community Developer will have lead responsibility in accomplishing the tasks outlined by the DAO. They will have broad authority to define requirements, identify people/resources needed and work directly on product. They will work with the DAO leader on a process to add new features to the protocol and how to achieve the goals set out in the roadmap.
The LCD will define a detailed product roadmap for the organization, develop a robust and scalable architecture, lead the development of key Phonon infrastructure, ensure that the codebase is organized and useful and helpful to onboard new developers and extend future iterations to support different languages.
- (ie. Go CodeBase, Rust CodeBase, JS/TS CodeBase)
The LCD will be responsible for leading the Phonon software development team to build and maintain the source-code, while working closely with GridPlus’ engineers. The LCD will also ensure that all community bounties are listed and available to community developers.
The LCD will need to clearly communicate his/her choices, code, build and design language. This also assures that builds can be reproduced within different environments and by other programmers.
Community Hardware Engineer (CHE)
The CHE will be responsible for the hardware-based requirements for the DAO, namely our certificate authority process. They will be responsible for completing the CA process document and forming a team to define Tokenomics for the benefit of the DAO.
The CHE will also develop and present an eSim feasibility study to determine the feasibility of a DAO-based Mobile Virtual Network Operator-based eSim process, or if there are any avenues open to the DAO to leverage an eSim.
The DAO representative is a named and trusted DAO community representative who will attend development meetings on behalf of the DAO to ensure the LCD and CHE are both accountable to their timeline. The DAO Representative will make recommendations to the multi-sig with regards to the progress of the DAO development roadmap.
The DAO representative will attend weekly stand-up meetings with the community devs and report findings to the community.
The PWG1 Multi-sig will be made up of a group of 5 trusted DAO members responsible for overseeing the disbursement of funds to the PWG team members.
The DAO Leader
The DAO Leader will collaborate with the PWG1 team to ensure the DAO’s roadmap and products are aligned, and to ensure the interests of the DAO community are protected.
The budget requested is for two 6-month terms, all members have agreed to be paid 100% in Phonon, which is a fantastic statement of belief in our project and provides meaningful relief to our treasury.
Lead Community Developer
Disbursements for the LCD will be made monthly via SuperFluid or some other DAO tooling application to ensure prompt and accountable payment. Given the broad nature of this role, I believe a monthly payment is the fairest, given that many of the requirements are not going to be well defined and will require flexibility and agility.
Lead Community Developer Annual Comp: $180,000 paid in monthly disbursements of $15,000
Community Hardware Engineer (CHE)
The requirements for PWG1 for CHE are two crucial deliverables, which have been outlined by the DAO Leader and GridPlus. Given that these are deliverable requirements, I believe the PWG1 Multi-Sig should compensate the CHE + Team (DAO is in discussion with a number of eSim/Javacard/Security Experts) based on the completion of the tasks outlined in the product roadmap.
Task 4: CA Process Documentation + Tokenomics Design Compensation: $40,000
Task 5: eSim Feasibility Study Compensation: $10,000
An additional Bonus of $5,000 worth of Phonon should be paid to the CHE for the successful completion of these tasks on time and on budget.
The DAO Representative is an oversight role with broadly defined responsibilities; therefore I suggest this role also be paid in a monthly stipend.
DAO Representative Compensation: $24,000, paid in monthly disbursements of $2,000.