This is the suggested roadmap for the Solar Guild, a guild composed of a handful of laser-focused full-time members.
Why: All the other guilds are semi-open and mostly composed of part-time members. That structure works very well in some cases like maintainance of existing products, adding scoped features and performing research. However, two-pizza teams with full-time members excel in efficient product prototyping, fast-paced iterations and tight vertical integrations. Nation3 has the opportunity to leverage both models and their respective tradeoffs. The Solar Guild would leverage the latter to efficiently bring to market new products like the Court or the next iteration of Passports. For further background, check the original proposal for re-org.
What: Solar Guild LLC is a limited liability company established in Delaware, in order to provide certain legal protection to its contractors.
Objective: Work alongside legal professionals (by kickstarting the Legal Guild) to draft a Constitution for Nation3, making sure it adheres to the Manifesto and to the technical implementation of the DAO and Court.
Key Result: A successful Meta governance proposal to enact the proposed Constitution and replace the current governance process.
Objective: Deploy Nation3 Court (as detailed in this spec) on mainnet, together with UIs for users and judges to interact with it.
Key Result: Nation3 Court on mainnet securing assets worth more than 10 BTC.
*The initial funding proposal for Court established a total compensation of 40k USDC and $20k worth of NATION. $10k has been paid out. Once the second milestone is completed, a further 25% will be paid out. If this proposal passes, the last milestone corresponding to the remaining 50% of the budget will be forgoed.*
Objective: Research and converge on one design for the Nation3 Standard Passports that plays well with the existing Genesis Passports, the Court and NationCred. Launch it.
Key Result: A successful set of governance proposals implementing and launching Standard Passports.
Objective: Help form the Guardian Guild as described here.
Key Result: A successful Meta governance proposal (or equivalent) to form the Guardian Guild, outlining the first members as well as the process for future elections.
Objective: Integrate all Nation3 apps under the same UI while keeping individually ownable codebases. Estructuring the apps as modular libraries that can be easily mantained and used for fast prototyping.
Key Result: Monorepo of visual and logic components for all current apps of the Nation3 ecosystem with storybook and usage documentation. Single Nation3 App to give access to all things Nation3 under the same UI.
Objective: Maintain and cover costs for Nation3 key infrastructure that requires a legal entity and a traditional payment method to operate.
Key Result: Apps & Forum hosting, Discord server boosting, development / design tools paid & maintaned by the Solar Guild LLC.
Objective: Increase recognition as a sovereign cloud nation and increase Nation3 brand power through social media, events, and communications.
Key Result: Increase Twitter following, website visits, and Discord membership by 30%.
Objective: Maintain regular virtual avenues for community interactions, such as Social Circles, the Agora, and State of the Nation community calls (or others). Introduce in-person avenues for community interactions, such as side-events at big crypto conferences, or Nation3 embassies.
Key Result: Increase conversion from community members to citizens, and from citizens to active citizens (according to NationCred or other metric if introduced by Research Guild) by 30%.
The previous proposal on community and partnerships established a total compensation of 30k USDC. 15k USDC was paid out. If this proposal passes, the remaining part of the payout in the original community proposal will be forgoed, any any subsequent work will be part of the Solar Guild.
Solar Guild requests 370k USDC as its funding for 6 months, which includes compensation of members, core infrastructure services, and in-person team building.
Solar Guild also requests 405 NATION for long-term alignment, in order to offer vesting plans with 1-year cliff and 4-year vesting to guild members. To clarify, Solar Guild will only receive such NATION to set up vesting streams after reasonably delivering on the OKRs described in this proposal, and a successful subsequent proposal for another 6 months of funding (therefore meeting the 1 year cliff). 405 NATION is therefore equivalent to the 1st year of vesting.
Solar Guild will hire full-time members for the following roles:
- Comms & community to handle social media, PR & media relations, and contribute to content production, event coordination, and community growth
- Frontend developer to take the lead the development & improvement of the new apps and component libraries.
- Solidity / full-stack developer to increase the workload capacity of the team in regard to smart-contracts and other required backend services development.
Should Solar Guild not hire for some of those positions, it shall return any USDC and NATION corresponding to those hires to the Nation3 DAO.
Solar Guild members will opt-out of any other compensation from open guilds.
- Solar Guild is a guild within Nation3. Its sole purpose is to advance the Nation3 mission.
- Solar Guild doesn’t aim to expand past a two-pizza team (which is important to keep a philosophy of substraction).
- Solar Guild will follow a philosophy of subtraction and always prioritize Nation3’s interests above their own.
Matter less and decrease prestige doesn’t mean that Solar Guild will have low quality standards or don’t do work. It means that it will prioritize increasing the prestige of Nation3 instead of its own, and always prioritize making Nation3 matter more instead of Solar Guild.