Dolphin Council Draft Constitution

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Dolphin Council



This goes out to everybody involved in the council so far and to any other dolphins interested in getting involved in the future. Since @kabir88 posted the original draft constitution at the start of December there was a lot of healthy debate and input from the members of the group. All of this was taken on board and a second draft was posted last week.


Original Draft




Dolphin Council
Constitution v0.1 Dec 2018

The draft is presented to all members of the council for comment and vote

Aims:
The Council exists to promote people and projects that help enrich the user experience for all users on the steem blockchain
By users, we include content creators, developers and investors
Enrichment, means to take actions which add value to the users as a whole

Membership Requirements:
To be a member, a user must hold 5,000 SP of own funds (either in a single or multiple accounts)
Members who would like to rejoin must pass motion via a vote of existing members

Membership Duties:
Once a motion has passed the council, each member will be expected to follow through with the agreed decision. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the council and loss of voting rights. There will be a cooling off period of 1 month before the member can apply to rejoin

Voting Rules:
New motions need 50% majority (50% quorum)
Changes to the constitution need a 75% majority (75% quorum)
One member, one vote
Only founding members can propose new motions for a vote

Funding:
The council will aim to hold its own funds and grow a treasury account to support its mission. Funds can be raised by operating
Own witness node(s)
Own ethical voting bot

Now anything else we do, i.e constitution, through to missions and vision, must be tested against the above in the council making decisions. This will keep people honest and inspired towards the common cause. It should help democratic decision making process a little

Other thoughts, very quickly:

Mission/Vision statement: Acting like a non for profit organisation, through combined effort, strategic decisions and partnerships with orca’s, whales and other online communities; we will succeed in our common vision to improve the value and uptake of steem to the wider internet community

Objectives

We give support

Strategic choices of witness (those who believe in our purpose go up - dolphin power
Resteeming others strongly aligned with our vision (discover others and strengthen our cause)
Curation trail of quality posts, upvotes, manual and automated (deliver benefits of value)
Encourage update, bringing in new users, using RC etc (deliver benefits through our tech and powers)
Raise rep and awareness on quality posters


Second Draft




Dolphin Council
Constitution v0.1 Dec 2018

The draft is presented to all members of the council for comment and vote

Aims:
The Council exists to promote people and projects that help enrich the user experience for all users on the steem blockchain
By users, we include content creators, developers and investors
Enrichment, means to take actions which add value to the users as a whole

Membership Requirements:
To be a member, a user must hold 5,000 SP of own funds
Members who would like to rejoin must pass motion via a vote of existing members

Membership Duties:
Once a motion has passed the council, each member will be expected to follow through with the agreed decision. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the council and loss of voting rights. There will be a cooling off period of 1 month before the member can apply to rejoin

Voting Rules:
New motions need 50% majority (50% quorum)
Changes to the constitution need a 75% majority (75% quorum)
Motions open for vote for 7 days and then all votes are collated
One member, one vote
Any full members can propose new motions for a vote


Participants




@daan, @c0ff33a, @emrebeyler, @lyndsaybowes, @mindtrap, @MrFlip, @soyrosa, @giantbear, @zaku, @anthonyadavisii, @cryptoandcoffee, @braaiboy, @edicted, @imacryptorick, @jznsamuel, @kabir88, @leonis, @mja_79, @nainaztengra, @nathanmars, @newageinv, @nigelrhil, @novacadian, @onealfa, @pjau.


Thoughts?




As you can see, the second draft is a very simplified and scaled back version of the first one but it leaves a lot of room to add to it as we grow and expand the group. What it is more than anything is a base platform to work from and get the project up and running. As it will be put to a vote in the near future, what we are looking for is any last input or suggestions that will refine the constitution before it gets put before the members.

This will be step one of the project and the basis for everything that we do as a group going forward so it's important that everyone has a say before that happens.

To any other dolphins interested in getting involved going forward let us know so that we can send you a link to the group.

For anybody else with thoughts or opinions feel free to share and comment as we are looking to improve every aspect of the blockchain moving forward so any input is welcomed.

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