If you are interested in participating in the Aragon Cooperative please follow the instructions in this post!
The Aragon Cooperative is a community initiative to dogfood Aragon and empower active community members to have a greater influence on the project. You can find a bit more context about the initiative in the original thread.
The intention is for anyone to be able to join the cooperative and participate in its governance so long as they are active members of the community. This means being a contributing member to this forum, aragon.chat, and/or github. Each active member will be assigned a single non-transferrable token that represents membership and governance privelleges in the cooperative organization.
The following membership application process is designed to securely link an Ethereum address used for participation in the organization with the social profiles used to communicate and interact with other community members.
Keybase is an encrypted messaging application and social identity platform which will be used to securely manage cooperative member’s identies. Keybase allows users to cryptographically sign arbitrary messages, which can be be used to prove that a specific keybase account owner is also the owner (or atleast knows the password) for other relevant accounts.
If you do not already have a keybase account, you can signup for one at keybase.io
Proving ownership of an account
A keybase user can prove that they are the owner of an account by using their Keybase private key to sign a message of the following form:
"I’m [Keybase username] on keybase and am validating myself as [Service Username] on [Service]
This will produce a message and pgp signature which can be posted in order to provably link an account. It should look something like this:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 I'm @lkngtn on Keybase and am validating myself as @lkngtn on forum.aragon.org -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: Keybase OpenPGP v2.0.80 Comment: https://keybase.io/crypto wsFcBAABCgAGBQJcQe5aAAoJEHIGQA8i8ErY51oQAI7el0SwQaeaXOVd6cPeQitZ 1Qt0BkdBnZFy939fJztIYPTQ0AdFQf49+DBu8RRVmS48xEc/P8JAaPwr5GI5dz55 lqBZ5jKqWH23q1TWVchP8uZAH4jpEv4K8AdDigu0XxaEN4Wp2Yv1G3c8UNAetd2B oA1Q5WzOU+7dg1r8T/Qo/AzzIvtqI355uRoz0jfx9NVgOhCje3sfveXQuBYs86bO wfoIeM8BOE++3Wgab/EbcdZc+Mc1r2leGs2Vp5ThpXYJxMEzQIxjIGwydUO1FRck NnB8F87YS7rMEDEO4tcO2Mq45hElQnWGw0bIXcla5T2qbpuLP5csSTxcNGxfC61s 81fd3mdsxuz1+ZPfWO0UkIRu/fiVah/w/dFftrZIULvGSymr1L1pxZP5HPJrMOAY K40xPv5CwH9LZjqXe5QlY9PoXHVhOH45p5RdnGyASrZh9r6TYt59e3ZPKdlhI3sF Pqreu1EzbfhRhPZe1suJ0pn+CaaMRb0l1kiYrU8lAtgc3WNpcFlBxCGhJgdwbB/x f7u8PVA8c6gMpkGjxaZNz8oWpsXl1P+GqrWgWrzWTg+gqhqVC29R4QX1C+mGkc+q LHkPACpiW82uxAlmu9tgVyK7Om4oQbDzknOqP53iWtwmlhgtxdzUR6tW7k6Ym9Ug RpZCl3sQZdK77AHro961 =xT51 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Anyone with that message can then verifiably link the account on the service used to post the message to the specific keybase profile using keybase’s verify tool.
If you would like to participate in the Aragon Cooperative, please reply to this thread with a signed message (use keybase.io/sign) linking a keybase identity with your Aragon Forum account, You may also include proof of your aragon.chat account, by repeating the processes and posting a signed message to the #intros channel on aragon.chat then including a link to that message in your forum reply. This will enable cooperative members to verify that the owner of a keybase identity is also the owner of a specific Aragon Forum or Aragon Chat account.
Once you have posted Cooperative Member will add you to the Aragon Cooperative keybase team, where you can specify which Ethereum address you would like to use to participate in the Cooperative Organization. For privacy reasons, we recommend not using an Ethereum account linked to anything you wouldn’t want associated with your social profiles.
Once the Cooperative Organization is deployed (later this week ) an initial set of members will be assigned membership tokens. Subsequent members will apply for membership in the same way, but existing members will be required to vote them in.