To be added if and once this proposal moves to phase 2.
In the four months since VDP-12 VitaDAO Governance Framework Amendment #1, several more issues with our current governance processes arose which may require modification. Some have already been unanimously agreed on informally on Discord, others still require extensive discussion. This second amendment to VDP-1 is an umbrella proposal with several issues that need to be discussed independently.
We propose to allow token holders of VITA to delegate their voting rights to a wallet of their choice to vote on their behalf. This would be implemented through Snapshot. Delegates may be rewarded depending on the volume of delegated tokens and/or whether they consistently engage in voting.
We propose to increase the quorum for phase 3 votes on Snapshot from 965K VITA to 1.2M VITA which is about 8% of VITA’s circulating supply as of March 2022.
We propose not to merge phases 2 and 3 but put this question up for discussion.
The argument made was that Discourse polls are prone to manipulation as they are ‘one account one vote’ and Discourse accounts are neither tied to KYC/SSID, token ownership, nor to any other limiting factor, except Discourse Trust Levels which provide spam protection only to some degree. This is particularly relevant for proposals that do not require a phase 3 vote but end at phase 2.
Improving this process could include increasing the thresholds for soft governance to include proposals that formerly counted as low-stakes phase 2 proposals. Proposals beyond that threshold would be discussed on Discourse for a given amount of time and then being voted on through a token-weighted vote on Snapshot. There would be no more Discourse poll involved.
We suggest to revise Option A as follows:
Any working group member who currently has or recently had significant overlap in their activities with the to-be-nominated steward [currently: Any steward] can nominate anyone as a new steward who fulfils and agrees to the requirements listed below.
Once a new steward is nominated, members of all working groups vote on the nomination in the Discord channel #cross-wg-chat. [currently: step 3]
If a majority of votes is in agreement, a majority of VitaCore members who currently have or recently had significant overlap in their activities with the nominated steward [currently: any VitaCore member] can challenge the nomination within a week based on a legitimate reason that has to be made explicit. Legitimate reasons include: [TBD.]. [currently: step 2]
If the nomination isn’t challenged, the nominated steward is offered the position.
If the nominated steward accepts, they are officially onboarded as a steward.
We also suggest to change the section title “Notes and soft requirements” to “Requirements”.
We propose to amend the following:
“Any steward who is offboarded will go through a transition period which includes duties to hand over their role and/or document their know-how. In addition, any steward who has consistently provided at least 50% of their time to VitaDAO and therefore likely to depend on this income is entitled to receive a severance package.”
We propose to define VitaCore as an advisory committee that represents various groups of VitaDAO stakeholders. As such, VitaDAO does not have any individual members, but individuals who are part of a certain stakeholder group.
To start with, these stakeholder groups are:
- Group 1: Working Group Stewards and Co-Stewards
- Group 2: Ambassadors of actively and significantly contributing Service Providers (currently Molecule GmbH and decentralized MATTER B.V.)
- Group 3: Ambassadors of VitaDAO’s partner DAOs (currently labDAO)
- Group 4: Representatives from strategic contributors (currently none, TBD.)
Further stakeholder groups may be added in the future.
It goes without saying that the concept of VitaCore is accountable to VitaDAO’s token holders who defined the scope of VitaCore’s executive power over operational decisions in VDP-6 and may refine these at any time in a new governance proposal. In that sense, holders of VITA are represented in VitaCore, but they are the overseeing and superior entity that governs VitaCore through proposals. Current initiatives around introducing OKRs, publishing a treasury report and other transparency initiatives will make it significantly more convenient for token holders to do so.
We propose to introduce “Stakeholders” as a new user type, defined as follows: “Stakeholders include VitaDAO members, working group members, service providers, VitaCore, as well as any other natural or legal persons who consider themselves affected by or otherwise interested in VitaDAO.”
If this proposal passes phase 1, phase 2 as well as the Snapshot vote, all amendments will be implemented by the governance working group in collaboration with the technical working group and incorporated into the document ‘Bylaws for the DAO’ summarising the latest state of all VDPs including updates and amendments such as this proposal.
Discourse poll to be added if and once this proposal moves to phase 2.