As most of you well know Aragon Fundraising is approaching mainnet full speed. As Aragon Black we initiated an onboarding program for external projects to express interest and detail out their use cases & mechanisms. We have received ~40 applications following our public call for submissions from both prominent projects in the space and rogue mechanism hackers with pretty interesting proposals. As announced at my previous post on the subject, we will be selecting a handful of the applicants to provide extensive support.
Which brings me to the announcement of today’s post.
In order to demonstrate ecosystem wide coordination, provide learning transfers and utilize the “gateway app*” strategy, we are initiating the Aragonboarding Working Group, effectively pulling together the Flock teams to coordinate around common objectives. Our efforts will be a proof of concept and a learning opportunity to lay the groundwork for inter-Flock coordination.
We could define the raison d’être of the WG as:
Navigating the project leads through the Aragon architecture, helping them reach optimal design specifications and introducing them the full capacity of the Aragon apps.
The participation to the WG is only for Flock members at this time. In conversation with @LouisGrx and the WG members we decided that it would be both strategically responsible and well-intentioned at the same time for us to maintain this WG both in public and flock domains. In the public domain; we will announce partnerships, receive applications and publish successful implementations, while in the flock domain; we will discuss specific projects perceived impact & benefit for the Aragon ecosystem as well as handle effective role assignment and coordination. Inspired by the WG specifications by @light we are committed to decentralizing and increasing the transparency of the on-boarding process as it pertains to the Working Group’s operations. Although with similar considerations to the AA, I believe untimely efforts towards that direction can be very costly, especially with procedures of strategic nature(less so with OS dev).
I’m excited to share the news with the Aragon community and would really appreciate your thoughts, questions and comments:)
p.s: We decided to keep this form open for submissions, so if you know a project which is/could be interested in Aragon Fundraising, link 'em up
*gateway app strategy refers to the general attitude we have towards onboarding of projects as Flock teams. Utilizing unique Aragon applications as entry points, our aim is to expose the users & designers to the full-fledged potential and network effects of the Aragon app ecosystem. I discussed my views in an earlier post on what makes Aragon such a unique platform for mechanism designers and this strategy has everything to do with maximizing that potential.
Thanks to @LouisGrx for his diligent assistance for making this WG worthy of Aragon’s values & @light for laying them out in advance. And to @lkngtn & @stellarmagnet for making us feel like one big team already.