@rflxvty_twitter the intention at Aragon is to create a modular approach to organization governance, that way there does not need to be a one size fits all approach and new mecanisms can be created and sill work with existing infrastructure. So for example instead of using the basic voting application to make decisions, a delegative/liquid democracy application may be created and used insead, and it would still have all the same benefits of being able to interact with the vault and payroll applications that have already been built on (AragonOS)[https://wiki.aragon.one/dev/AragonOS/].
The long term strategy for Aragon is to create an opt-in digital jurisidiction, the value of which would largely be determined by whether the jurisidiction is effectively governed. We are very much commited to building governance mechanisms that work beyond simple organizations, and are particularly interested in creating solutions which work well for blockchain networks.
From a product management perspective the best way to do that is to work directly with potential users, so we are reaching out directly to projects to help us identitfy and prioritize specific mechanisms and working with them to safely test and transition governance over to token holders by progressively granting more authority to these voting mechanism as we become comfortable with the results.
Generally dig the direction (governance token = defensible). I'd mention the "blockchain-enabled early adopter financial incentives" to your thoughts at the top on diminished network effects: https://medium.com/@RhysLindmark/macro-blockchain-1-the-end-of-aggregation-theory-ad199a0c03d8
Also, I'd love to see a follow up on the experiments happening with various governance models that you describe.
Btw, I'm going to start experimenting with hosting "Decentralized Governance" group calls (aka Masterminds/Circles) to try to help everyone here co-evolve this field.
If you're interested in joining a call next week, please note your availability here: http://whenisgood.net/catpd5s
(Also, note that this is part of a larger "ETHCommons" vision outlined here: https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark/status/941095501784428545)
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions! (This is experimental :smile: )
Hey all! We're going to run one meeting:
2pm Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7) on Thursday. Join here: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/n3mzpeytlnemldnxbc45lkvlkae
The goal of this "kick off" meeting is primarily to: connect with others who are working on decentralized governance, chat about current challenges/experiments, and share learnings. (They're being loosely modeled off of the ETH Core Dev meetings.) They will be publicly livestreamed (transparency!). We'll be running them as "lean coffee" meetings, where we crowd source an agenda, vote on it to prioritize, and then timebox each agenda item. Here's the Trello board that we'll use (feel free to add cards to the "Circle #1") list beforehand! https://trello.com/invite/b/z17lLfm7/aa2a1fa4d9f17488c01bc0201d246eee/decentralized-governance-circle
Thanks all, see some of you on Thursday, let me know if you have any questions, and remember that this is a shared experiment :)