- Title: SafeDAO Operational Manual Proposal
- Authors. @DAOstewards.
- Created: 2023-02-14
The information on SafeDAO governance is currently spread across various forums, posts and announcement articles, making it difficult for new members to navigate and understand the governance structure. This proposal aims to consolidate the information on SafeDAO governance by Creating a Gitbook manual. The proposal is financially supported by DAOstewards, with the DAO expected to take over the maintenance cost after the initial set-up.
The manual could be hosted on dao.safe.global or a similar URL
The primary objective of this proposal is to create a comprehensive manual on Safe DAO governance that simplifies the information overload and helps new joiners understand the core principles, decision-making processes, and best practices. The manual will cover all aspects of SafeDAO’s governance structure, including the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, voting procedures, and decision-making processes. The manual will serve as a reference guide for anyone who wants to participate in Safe DAO governance and contribute to the community.
This Proposal aims to build a collaborative manual which enables the community to maintain and collaborate in a trust-minimised environment.
DAO members interested in collaborating and contributing can be united under a Working group organised in Discord or the forums.
The proposed solution is to host the manual on Gitbook.
GitBook is an open-source platform for creating and publishing documentation, making it an ideal solution for consolidating SafeDAO’s governance information.
This Proposal proposes using GitBook as the Platform to host the Manual for the following reasons
- Open-source: the platform is open-source.
- Ease of Community collaboration; anyone can request a GitHub Pull and change the repository
- Version control: Members don’t have to fear of messing up. Just like on blockchain previous changes are easily trackable.
- Cost-effective: GitBook offers advanced admin and management tools to maintain the repo.
1. Introduction to SafeDAO and Governance 2. The Constitution 1. I. SAFEDAO 2. II. MISSION 3. III. GOALS 4. IV. PRINCIPLES 5. V. CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS 3. Decision-making processes in SafeDAO Governance (proposals) 3.1. Voting Proposals a. Phase 0 b. Phase 1 c. Phase 2 2. SEPs 2.1. SEP template 2.2. SEP log Book 4. ##### SafeDAO treasury 4.1. Overview 4.2. SAFE tokens a. Token smart contract b. Tokenomics 5. Best practices for SafeDAO governance 6. Governance tools and platforms used by SafeDAO.
1. 10,000 SAFE for the development of the Manuel
2. 300$ in SAFE for infrastructure cost, if incurred.
The DAOstewards will take the initial setup cost. And is expected to be reimbursed in SAFE for the receipts in USD value.
Safe Guardians and team members who are willing to contribute to Manuel as an Admin or an Editor should be willing to pay $8 per for the Plus plan.
Individual members who wish to contribute can open a Pull Request through GitHub, and it will not cost extra.
Effects and Impact Analysis: The proposed Gitbook manual will have several positive effects and impacts on SafeDAO.
Consolidation of information: The manual will consolidate all information on SafeDAO governance, making it easier for new members to navigate and understand the governance structure.
Onboarding experience: The manual will provide new members with a more effortless onboarding experience, reducing the information phyllo and saving time.
Accessibility: The manual will be accessible to all members of SafeDAO, improving transparency and accountability within the organisation.
Cost-effective: Gitbook is an open-source platform.
- Time-consuming: Creating the manual will require significant time and effort from contributors.
Information overload: The manual may contain too much information, making it difficult for members to navigate and find the necessary information.
Lack of updates: If the manual is not regularly updated, it may become outdated and lose its relevance.
DAOstewards - The Metagovernace arm of BanklessDAO.
- Baer.eth - Governance lead at DAOstewards, and Contributor at BanklessDAO and Recognised delegate at DAOplomats.org
Not having a Manuel
The current status quo of not having a guide/manual is the main reason for bringing this proposal.
Alternative solutions to Gitbook, such as HackMD and Notion, were considered. However, HackMD has limited functionality, making it unsuitable for creating a comprehensive guide. The notion was discarded due to its cost and lack of open-source functionality. @adamhurwitz.eth had made an elaborate post and underlined the pros and cons of different tools.
This proposal doesn’t require any new code.
A snap-safe snippet is not applicable, as the proposal calls for retro payments!
Anything that needs to be cleared up before the community can make an informed decision?
- Maintenance of the manual - is the Safe Foundation willing to maintain the manual after the initial set-up? If not, should someone else have custody it for the DAO,
Some parts of the Proposal are written with the help of ChatGPT3, As an AI language model, all the Text it generates is automatically in the public domain and free to use without attribution or permission.
Copyright and related rights waived via CC0 4.
Special thanks to @adamhurwitz.eth, and everyone who has reviewed the first draft of this proposal.