It’s not algorithmic consensus building. It just measures the consensus of the wiki camps people build and support any way you want. (i.e. expert consensus vs popular consensus… of existing wiki camps representing growing communities.)
We have a phone verification system, where people can be verified by providing their phone number. This works in the US now, but we have plans to implement is worldwide as soon as possible. So someone will need to pay for 2 phone numbers, to have 2 votes. And we are working closely with the Self Soring Identity community for a much more capable KYC verification system in the near future. So canonizer algorithms will be able to easily filter out anonymous supporters, if you wish.
Not sure if this is the right channel for this, but given all the governance talk about the EIPs process recently, I’ve tried to create a new page on eips.ethereum.org to describe the process. On one hand, I think it can be valuable to make the process a bit more explicit, but on the other, I’m weary of creating yet another thing that will need to be maintained and that people will have to stumble upon.
Here is a link to a current draft: ethereum/EIPs#1932
I’m wondering if anyone thinks this type of initiative is helpful, and whether it may be best as part of another resource (i.e. EIP-1, EIP-233, etc.)
@lookfirst To me that’s the least interesting part of what happened — the other stuff is more interesting. E.g. why did it take so long to get paid? Why was it on him to follow up? Why was there no response?
Of course... but we can ask lots of questions about the processes of the EF. Such as the original part of his blog post about ProgPoW and the lack of funding there. We can call out the EF on 'the right thing to do' (TM) in 500 different ways, but that doesn't get anywhere either. To conflate the two issues together just feels like attention gathering. At the end of the day, he got lucky that ETH went up in price and he had something to complain about. If it had gone down, maybe there would have been no comment? He got paid after complaining in public because someone dropped the ball. Good. End of story.