Aragon One Flock proposal: https://github.com/aragon/flock/blob/master/teams/Aragon%20One/2019.md
I have a few questions for the Aragon One team (specifically @luis and anyone else who can / wants to answer) after reading through the proposal:
What KPIs will you use to determine success for each of the initiatives and projects that Aragon One will be dedicating resources to? I assume for I01-I08 the outcomes are binary: you either complete the deliverables by the end of 2019 or you don’t. But what about “increase awareness of Aragon” or “increase developer mindshare”? Do you have KPIs in mind to measure progress towards these objectives? And what if you don’t complete the deliverables on time? Is there a penalty of any sort?
The proposal says you plan to expand the team to 25 in 2019, hiring mostly additional software engineer/developer roles. How do you see this squaring with the goal of “decentralizing development”? By that I mean, if Aragon One has 25 employees, how many more full time teams can the project financially afford to support, and how large can each of those teams be? It seems to me that, perhaps unintentionally, Aragon One’s large team could crowd out other potential Flock teams.
- A more general comment about the Flock process, at least at this point in time: it feels right now like a bit of an “all or nothing” system. If we reject funding for Aragon One, the project will more or less die. So maybe the Aragon DAC will put forward a Flock proposal too, ok two teams to choose from is better than one. But I haven’t seen much work output from the Aragon DAC, and they don’t even have a proposal published yet to consider. So I don’t feel like there’s much of a choice: if I want the Aragon project to continue, I have to vote to approve the Aragon One proposal. But 4 million DAI is a lot of money! Related to the last point, what if I prefer to spread that money around the ecosystem more? To keep the Aragon One team size where it is now (or even shrink it - no offense to anyone on the team) and use some of that 4m DAI to fund more teams? Is that even an option at this point?
Thank you for the opportunity to comment. Overall I think this is an interesting system compared to the completely centralized, “take it or leave it” type of governance that some projects in the space have.