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ANOMUS Transition to Community Governance
The development team is building ANOMUS as a project of passion and duty to the public. There is a gaping hole in the current media composition and the need for an unbiased source of news is crystal clear. From the first discussion and the first line of code, the vision for ANOMUS is to get deployed and then gradually moved to the hands of the community and the authors.
The core dev team is developing the content platform and the underlying framework connected to the BSC. The first stages until the project is shipped to the market and the first 4 quarters of platform development will be financed from the ANOMUS treasury.
In the 5th quarter since the launch of ANOMUS, a Board of ANOMUS Governors (BOG) will be formed that will be responsible for taking care of the day to day operations, managing the development roadmap, following up on the community proposals, setting up community votes, and performing other administrative tasks.
The BOG will consist of 7 people, one of them will also be the Head of the Board (HoB). Initially, 4 positions, as well as the HoB, will be taken by the ANOMUS founding and development team, while the remaining 3 seats will be given to the community.
The BOG will be elected for a 2-year term and will be compensated for their work from the ANOMUS treasury.
Starting from the 5th quarter, the community will have a say in what goes on next. At first, the community will be able to slightly adjust the development budget and set a priority order on objectives to be deployed on the platform next.
Similarly like EIPs in Ethereum, ANOMUS will have a mechanism through which community members, developers and other interested parties will be able to suggest protocol and architecture changes. Anyone will be able to submit a development proposal.
Shortly after, community members with a certain amount of ANOMUS tokens will be allowed to cast their vote for or against the proposal. If a vote threshold is reached, the AIP will be moved to the subsequent stage and the submitter will be asked to present more thorough presentation on how the proposal should be implemented, a budget and a timeline in exchange for some ANOMUS tokens meant to compensate the proposer for the initial work.
Once the second phase documentation is provided, the community will vote again to approve the AIP and move to the implementation stage. The approval threshold of the second stage will be higher and require more community members to vote for the proposed change.
If the vote is favorable, the ANOMUS Board of Governors will issue a budget and send it to the proposer to fund the development and implementation process.
ANOMUS will also have a dedicated quarterly budget where community-members, publishing authors and entities will be able to apply for ANOMUS token grants. The framework will work on a priority list system.
Community members will submit their non-protocol-development-related funding requests. Soft initiative funding requests can cover anything from meme contests, hackathons, author attraction initiatives - anything that could potentially increase ANOMUS awareness worldwide.
Funding requests will need to provide a brief description of the activity, the required budget, a simple execution schedule and the implementation timeline that cannot be longer than 2 quarters.
In this way, there will be no huge long-term initiatives whose output is hard to evaluate. All major campaigns will have to be executed in stages and will require multiple funding approvals from the ANOMUS community.
Quarterly Community Budget. There will be a certain budget allocated to funding community projects and initiatives for the betterment of ANOMUS platform.
Proposal submission. Anyone will be able to submit funding requests by filling an application form during the proposal window. A certain amount 5-10% of the requested funding will need to be staked by the submitter as a show of good faith and integrity. Staked funds will be frozen and released after the community vote (if the proposal is not granted ANOMUS funding) or after the proposal is implemented and accounted for (if the proposal is granted funding).
Priority-based allocation. ANOMUS stakeholders each will then vote by individually allocating the available budget to submitted proposals they like or feel are the most valuable. After the voting period ends, priority votes from the community will be counted and evaluated to arrive at the final funding allocation.
Accountability. Funded proposals will need to submit proof of implementation and a loose form of project accounting to showcase how the funding was used and has come out of it. ANOMUS auditors and quality control experts will rate the implementation and release or challenge the release of initially staked tokens on proposal submission.
By using this process repeatedly, ANOMUS will be able reward active ecosystem's members for their effort and fund activities that are beneficial for the content platform.