DAOs operating on the dozens of existing Ethereum Virtual Machine based networks, using Ethereum based tools, have no on ramp for their DAO to shift to the Cardano ecosystem.
We are creating a set of governance smart contracts fitting Done Collectively's advanced organizational-manageability framework.
This is the total amount allocated to EVM DAO Integration
We are creating an open-source governance-suite of contracts for DAOs to use to more effectively govern themselves. Our governance suite is based on OpenZeppelin, targeting the Milkomeda chain, allowing us to leverage cross-chain compatibility being built into the design of the platform. (Read more at https://www.milkomeda.com)
This protocol will include proposing, voting, and staking mechanisms that any collective can use to steer the direction of their organizations. Our contracts' information architecture is crafted to support DAO members in interaction with Done Collectively-based organizations, with a goal of supporting DAOs on other EVM chains to transition into Cardano and get running on the Done Collectively platform.
For context, the Done Collectively manageability framework provides DAO members with essential tools focused first on the practices used by effective organizations of all kinds. Those most effective organizations have culture (which provides stabilizing social influences and is largely decentralized by nature), shared vision, and clear objectives. In these organizations, specific groups focus on more specific objectives, and the organizational hierarchy facilitates them to be clearly aligned with the overall objectives.
Done Collectively provides workflows that add cultural and explicit mission-orientation capabilities for use by decentralized organizations, enabling them to adopt and retain high-value processes without imposed hierarchy. Thus, leadership is free to emerge from aptitude, ability, and desire - not by divine right of Seniority.
DAOs adopting our EVM-based DAO Management Contracts on Milkomeda within Done Collectively will be able to use on-chain mechanisms together with in-app workflows to collaboratively…
A likely question is "why not use sub-DAOs?" … working groups in Done Collectively are very similar to autonomous sub-DAOs, in that they can have their own treasuries and act autonomously to serve their specific missions, within the scope of their commission, yet they remain connected by culture, general mission, values and objectives to the overall organization. Also, likely by a light degree of oversight, using the "double linkages" pattern from Sociocracy.
This "integrated sub-DAO" approach enables organizations to retain continuity and alignment by default for their projects and working groups, ensuring that sub-DAOs don't centralize their own autonomy against the mission of the DAO at large. Members remain free to spin out separate DAOs where relevant, while the entire organization can retain decentralized oversight over working groups and help those working groups stay on-mission and in service to the DAO in general.
The Great (Ethereum) Migration
Our proposal provides a clear path for people comfortable on EVM blockchains to operate on Milkomeda, transferring their ETH / native coins into Milkomeda and use them in the Done Collectively DAO management ecosystem. They'll also be able to start transacting value using (wrapped) ADA and get onboarded to Cardano.
We also expect to impact the number of users of these smart contracts once migrated to the Cardano ecosystem.
Technical risks are naturally at top of mind in a heavily technical project such as this. We are expanding the information architecture of DAOs beyond what is typical and ordinary. The technical team has existing experience with Solidity, EVM-chain indexing and software development in general and will be supported by Done Collectively technical staff, many of whom are highly experienced software developers in their own right. Additionally, the Done Collectively product team will be at hand to help ensure that the technical progress integrates and aligns well with the product experience in the application platform.
This EVM DAO integration project will largely be staffed by our partners in Kodex Data Systems, thus augmenting our existing team with others in Kodex who are known and trusted. Our other F9 proposal will not be overlapping, staffing-wise, with this project, except for Randall's advisory role for this work-stream.
If we get multiple F9 proposals funded, the team at Kodex Data Systems will still be focused on delivery of this proposal.
Budgets are based on freelance resources:
$150 hourly for full-stack blockchain engineer (0.4 FTE) and advisor (as needed)
$120 hourly for project management (0.15 FTE)
OCG - Lead and Blockchain Engineer
Wiz - Full-stack Blockchain Engineer
Psd - Blockchain Engineer
Brittany - Project Management
Randall - Project Liason and advisor
Jun - July 2022
Aug - Oct 2022
Nov - Dec 2022
Engineering = 256h x $150/h = $38,400
Project management = 96h x $120/h = $11,520
Advisor = 36h x $150/h = $5,400
+$40k for smart contract auditing (based on ~800 lines of code needing audit)
About Kodex Data Systems
The mission of Kodex Data Systems is to promote, facilitate and coordinate the use of decentralized systems to empower users to take control of their personal data and financial sovereignty.
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oldcryptogeek - Multidisciplinary leader with background in hardware, electrical, system administration, and software development. He is a Gimbalabs contributor with a passion for doing the right things. His many roles include testing automation, writing solidity code, and facilitating success for the rest of the team.
pseudodeterminist - Ethereum developer, bit shifter, big number wizard
wizardsorb - Ethereum developer, software architect and operations expert. Passion for doing things right.
Brittany Smith - Network operations engineer, project manager, founder of first women's group in Cardano, member of winning team at Wyohackathon 2019 ConsenSys NFT Challenge, feminist and optimist.
Randall Harmon, software architect and key contributor at Done Collectively, will be supporting this effort by guiding requirements and expectations and retaining oversight.
It is likely there may be some follow-up work to refine these contracts with support for advanced token-weighting mechanisms, though we have incentive to create as much product value as we can from this round of grant.
Code will be available in our github repo https://github.com/KodexData/collective-governance. We will also report progress in the public channels in the Done Collectively Discord server. These will be aligned to the milestones described above.
As part of our verification & validation process, we will be measuring user effectiveness in achieving key activities such as staking governance tokens to support Project and Working group proposals.
Post-launch, we will add a dashboard on Done Collectively, showing aggregate level of activities such as project proposals, working groups commissioned, payouts mediated, etc. This will show engagement and impact for DAOs running on the EVM side of our platform.
DAOs operating on other EVM chains have on boarded to Done Collectively, bridging/transferring their tokens into Milkomeda and the developed smart contracts.
Milkomeda-based DAO are running on EVM contracts, but transacting value using wrapped ADA.
This is an entirely new proposal.
Our team at Kodex Data Systems has over 25 years software development experience, original Cardano community members, and Ethereum developers.