Cardano does not currently have an open source petition management tool for adding candidates or issues to a voting platform.
DripDropz will add petition management features to its existing Open Source Voting stack.
This is the total amount allocated to DripDropz Open Source Voting Petition Management
The DripDropz Team
Project will be fully open source.
16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
16.6 - Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
16.6.2 - Proportion of population satisfied with their last experience of public services
This proposal will add additional features to the DripDropz Open Source Voting tool. For this proposal, The DripDropz team will build a petitions management tool. This tool will allow the voting system to accept petitions which lead to votes. There will be two main uses for this iteration of the petitions management system: Candidate Qualification and Proposal Raising.
Example 1: Candidate Qualification: A community can set a vote which will accept all valid candidates for an office. That community can utilize the petitions system to manage which candidates are able to appear on the ballot. Candidates are provided a form to collect basic information. Candidates are provided a page to collect digital signatures to reach a threshold.
Example 2: Proposal Raising: A community can have an open vote system where an issue or proposal can be raised for a vote. In this example a DAO can allow anyone to raise a proposal with enough signatures. The proposer is provided a form to collect the necessary basic information. The Proposer is provided a page to collect digital signatures to reach a threshold.
Thresholds can be set to any number by the voting system admin. Signature collection occurs within the system, and different requirements can be set. Initial requirements are any of: amount of ADA held, amount of a configurable native asset held, Specific NFT Policy ID held.
The challenge calls out a few areas where this proposal fits. Our Voting system can be implemented as a governance system, and also can be seen as a business solution. As a governance system, we see the potential to implement our tool in clubs, organizations, homeowners associations, and board rooms. As a business solution, the tool can be used to raise issues or proposals into an organization, and allow the affected parties to vote. The Cardano ecosystem benefits from advanced voting tools and increased chain volume. This tool provides both.
Our project will be successful when the new features are added to the open source repository and available to the public.
The outputs of this project will mostly take the form of github commits to the maintained open source repository. There will be additional explainer videos and documentation that will be produced.
DripDropz has a proven track record of delivering high quality products to the Cardano Community. Our core product services nearly 10,000 wallets every 5 days. Team members have provided a wealth of open source software, as well as powerful tools such as Phyrhose and BuffyBot. We are active in the community and are present at all of the major Cardano events, such as NFTxLV, Rare Evo, Cardano Summit, and the Governance workshops.
The goal of this project is to increase the functionality of the open source voting tool to improve its usability for a wider community and new users. Our approach is feasible because we have received community requests for the features listed here, and we are confident that we can deliver them.
We believe that these changes will make the voting tool more accessible and usable for a wider range of people. We are confident that we can deliver on these promises because we have a team of experienced developers who are passionate about open source software.
We are also committed to working with the community to ensure that the voting tool meets the needs of all users.
We believe that this project has the potential to make a real difference in the way that people vote. We are excited to get started and we look forward to working with the community to make this project a success.
This project has four milestones. We will begin immediately with the UI/UX implementation phase, as we already have user feedback to guide our design. In this phase, we will:
Once the UX/UI is complete, we will move into the code implementation phase. In this phase, we will:
After the code is implemented, we will move into the documentation and testing phase. In this phase, we will:
Finally, we will release the system to the main branch of the code base. This will make the system available to users.
Milestone 1: UX/UI Implementation will have a deliverable of a UI created in a Figma document and shared publicly with the community.
Milestone 2: The following modules will be added to the Github repository in a pull request:
Milestone 3: Documentation and Testing will show documentation updates within the code that describe the new functionality.
Final Milestone: Release will include the pull request merged back into the main code base, with functionality available to all.
This project makes use of our UI design resources, media team, engineering resources, and management resources.
UX/UI Designer: 30000
Lead Developer: 10000
UX/UI Designer: 10000
Lead Developer: 60000
Lead Developer: 10000
Support Staff: 2000
Lead Developer: 4000
Support Staff: 2000
Administrative Overhead for Catalyst Fund Reporting Administration: 17500
Total Budget: 153500
By providing easy to use open source tooling to the community, we believe that immense value is created for the Cardano ecosystem. Having an approachable voting tool that a user can implement on their own is valuable to the entire range of projects building in Web 3. The fact that this tool uses mainnet transactions also means that the community benefits from the increased transaction volume, which results in a growing treasury to help allow for more innovation in the space.
The project team is always kept up to date at https://dripdropz.io/about-us. Each team member is public, and available via social media for any questions you may have. The Team member roles are also described at the above link.