Open Enterprise is coming to mainnet next month, and we are looking for your help!

We are excited to announce that Autark will be deploying our newly refined, upgraded, and security audited Open Enterprise apps to Ethereum’s main network next month, during the week of Devcon.

Via AGP-73, Autark has budgeted money for bounties and we are looking for your help in our final sprint – such as for bug testing, squashing, or maybe even docs. Rewards will be allocated based on the results of a Dot Vote for all participants who decide to join the program and help in some way. Autark members will be the voters.

The rewards will be denominated in ANT, as we will be converting some of our DAI for this cause. Depending upon the number of active participants in this program, our budget is 2000-5000 DAI equivalent.

Join our #dao channel in our keybase community so we know that you want to participate! We will be sharing details there in the next few days for when the program will kick off and the terms of the game.

See you on mainnet in a couple of weeks!

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Based on a lot of communications in the past few weeks, we felt some pressure to try to get to mainnet as soon as possible, but the week of devcon was unrealistic as we have still been in the middle of security audits and doing final polish and web3 integrations.

We will be releasing to Rinkeby this week, and want to go through a really good round of testing with the community. After that, we are happy to respond to any immediate user demands of publishing the apps onto mainnet.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and again please join the #dao channel in our keybase community if you want to help with the user testing program which will kick-off later this week.

I don’t like how this sounds, as I personally perceive a lack of ownership from it. OE is owned by Autark and you should be the ones most interested in launching and the ones best positioned to make an assessment as to when it will be ready for launch.

We can have the conversation about whether OE is delayed or not again, although I don’t think it would be productive as you seem to disagree that taking 18 months to deliver this is not being delayed.

In any case, super stoked about the launch and best of luck!

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Thanks Jorge, your opinion has been noted. I now know today that I shouldn’t perceive community commentary as pressure, and will accordingly provide target dates that are more grounded in the future. We had said Q4 2019 in AGP-73, which got approved by ANT holders after all, so I hope the community is still satisfied with our delivery.

I’m also really stoked for the launch, and glad you are too!

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Launch announcement shared below, copied from our blog post and slightly tweaked. Co-written by Ola Kohut from Autark.

Open Enterprise, Tools for Open Source Collaboration, Live on Ethereum’s Testnet

This October our remote team had an opportunity to come together in Osaka to attend Devcon V, participate in a team offsite while enjoying Japan, and - most importantly - complete work on the Terra (v0.1) release of Open Enterprise on Rinkeby. Open Enterprise is a suite of apps that enables bounties, multi-party allocations, and dividends for Aragon organizations.

You are now able to create a DAO by visiting rinkeby.aragon.org and selecting Open Enterprise.

At Devcon, we were inspired by the many talks and workshops which focused on nailing down the state and future of decentralized autonomous organizations - getting into the organizational first principles, figuring out the DAO taxonomy or sharing learnings from the DAO experiments the Ethereum community has been carrying out this year. We also have seen much more interdisciplinary efforts in the community, bringing practitioners and perspectives from the humanitarian and international development fields presenting their use cases and applications of Ethereum aiding the most vulnerable communities, as well as engaging scholars from all corners of the world. Finally, we applaud the calls to broaden the scope of outreach to various communities beyond crypto, to build tools for empowering digital cooperatives, activists and everyone interested in running their communities in a more decentralized and a more democratic way.

All those topics and themes covered at this years’ edition of Devcon are very much aligned with the vision behind Open Enterprise, a set of Aragon-based apps and tools aiming to address coordination challenges of modern organizations, including open source projects, grassroots and civil society movements as well as digital cooperatives - or any other project or organization you want to run.

What apps are included in Open Enterprise?

  • Address Book : Assign human-readable names to Ethereum addresses (review the guide)
  • Allocations : Create multi-recipient financial allocations that are budget-controlled (review the guide)
  • Dot Voting : Participate in multi-option dot votes, such as allocations and issue curations (review the guide)
  • Projects : Fund bounties and prioritize GitHub issues (review the guide)
  • Rewards : Compensate token holders with rewards and dividends (review the guide)

When Mainnet?

Our contracts have been fully audited by MixBytes and we plan to be on mainnet soon after our community test program has concluded. The final report of the audit is being edited for copy and it will be shared soon.

How to give us feedback?

We would very much appreciate your feedback on our Rinkeby release! Please visit our community chat on Keybase to let us know your thoughts or ask any questions. In addition, follow us on Twitter for product updates, including the mainnet launch, as well as other content on decentralized organizing.

Technical Release Notes

The following section is intended for those interested in learning about the technical enhancements we have made to Open Enterprise in the six months since our alpha launch to Rinkeby on April 23rd.

  • Enhanced the Address Book contract so entity names are stored on IPFS instead of on-chain, and added a feature in the contract to allow customized categorization of the entities.
  • Decoupled the Address Book from being an initialization parameter for the Dot Voting and Allocations apps, and developed an aragonSDK enhancement integrating the Address Book with the IdentityProvider, so it can be used across all Aragon apps.
  • Upgraded the Projects contract to integrate with the StandardBounties.sol 2.0 contract which was released by the Bounties Network in June 2019, and added new interfaces for features requested by our early adopters.
  • Decoupled the dynamic forwarding pattern from the Dot Voting contract to a standalone contract, so other Aragon apps that have the pattern can utilize it.
  • Improved the user experience of the Allocations contract & app: instead of “Accounts”, organizations will draw allocations from budget-controlled categories that are all connected to the vault.
  • Revamped the Open Enterprise template contracts to conform to the new architecture released in August 2019 and integrated it into the client onboarding.
  • Received security audits for all apps and the onboarding template from June - October and revised contracts based on suggested changes.
  • Upgraded all apps to utilize aragonAPI-2.0 (released end of May), aragonUI-1.0 (released mid-July).
  • Upgraded all apps to utilize custom labels, including the Allocations and Dot Voting apps (as the near-term solution until the Address Book is integrated with the IdentityProvider).
  • Upgraded all apps to conform to the newly released Aragon Design System (aragonDS).
  • Upgraded the web3 integrations for all apps based on the enhancements to our contracts and frontends.

Note that, as we have revamped the architecture of the Address Book since our previous Rinkeby release, it won’t yet be usable in the Allocations or Dot Voting apps. To fix this, we have begun work on enhancements to aragon.js, which are currently under review.

Additionally, as we have fully redesigned the frontend for all of our apps, we are still polishing and undergoing testing for pixel-perfection, responsiveness, and cross-browser compatibility.

You can help us fine-tune our apps by joining our community rewards program.

Thank you everyone, we are looking forward to your feedback!

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We have published all Open Enterprise Apps to mainnet!

You can install the apps via the cli, until mainnet.aragon.org is updated to enable our template.

We are still looking for more testers in our community rewards program to ensure cross-browser compatibility. Kudos to @Aaron and @PhilH for your early feedback.

This is a soft launch for now, until the Address Book integration with aragonAPI is finalized! We are in the process of planning more marketing around this release and are also open for collaboration for whoever is interested.

Thanks everyone :slight_smile:

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:rocket::rocket::rocket: Congratulations guys, you have done a fantastic job! Can’t wait to use these on mainnet

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Note that nightly.aragon.org (connected to mainnet) now has the Open Enterprise template, ahead of the official release on mainnet.aragon.org.

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