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  1. PaulSnow

    Grant Update [Factom, Inc.]-013 Oracle Master

    Description Exchange rates for FCT to Entry Credits are important in order to maintain a target price for entry credits of 1/10 of a cent. As determined by the Standing Parties and the Authority Set, the Oracle Master will record into Factom relevant market information to establish the trading...
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    Grant Update [Factom, Inc.]-014 Anchor Master

    Description The Anchor Master is in charge of ensuring anchors are written in a timely way to the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. This grant covers the cost of developing and maintaining anchoring code, deploying and maintaining the anchoring code on to servers, and monitoring the software...
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    Grants missing the required "Indemnification & Waiver" clause

    A number of grants are missing this clause as required per Doc 153 4.4.1 I'd suggest that we allow the impacted grants to amend their grant proposals, as I am not a great fan of rejecting work on technicalities. I did give feedback (hours before the deadline) on most of the grants that are...
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    [BEDROCK-CRYPTLOGIC-DEFACTO-TFA-002] Factom Open Node (ex. Courtesy Node) Continuity -- continued

    Continued Discussion on this grant because the discussion was cut off prior to its natural conclusion In the next three months, I think you will only have your two nodes. While the vision of of ANOs contributing (unfunded?) nodes to Open Node, andvisions of K8s clusters triggering rolling...
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    Informal Discussion of Doc 153 and Grant Round 3

    The document governing grant round 3 (first grant in 2019) Doc 153 The formal discussion about Doc 153 which will be locked on 19 January 2019 All the grant rounds are pretty important, but here with Doc 153 we are adjusting processes that may set up expectations for following rounds. This...
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    Discussion about Factoid inflation

    Creating a thread to discuss inflation within Factom. @Purpelado had some thoughts on the topic, so creating a thread for that discussion.
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    How Can I Contribute to github/FactomProject? Glad You Asked!

    Here we are talking about people that wish to contribute to the Factom Project as developers, writers, testers, or anyone else that may be able to provide new code, documentation, data files, etc. to be checked into a FactomProject repository. Steps: Setup a Github account Clone the...
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    Roadmap for decentralizing development

    The goal is to onboard core developers outside of Factom Inc. At a minimum this involves: Establishing how bugs and issues are reported How security or sensitive bugs and issues are communicated How to propose, review, accept, and implement feature requests (non-forking) How to propose...
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    Implementing the Initial Grants

    We need a clear specification to implement the initial grants. I am going to suggest a 12 step program: For the first 3 months, the grants are denominated in FCT and paid out monthly A specification for Grant Digital Identities (GDIs) will be defined by June 22 All Grant recipients will define...
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    USD vs FCT denominated grants

    I posted this in the "Grant Expectation" thread, but best I can tell, this generated near zero discussion. So I am putting this here hoping that @MattO , @Niels , @DChapman @quintilian @briandeery @Luap @Legalbadger and others would try and discuss. What I have tried to do is boil down the...
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    All Indemnity clauses need to be fixed:

    Also need to change the indemnity clause, since it has no limits on the grantee, effectively meaning the grantee has unlimited liability to protect the parties of the protocol against anything, related to the grant or not. Here is the clause: What it should be is something like: Limits...
  12. PaulSnow

    Approved Grant Development Grant Initial Proposal
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    Approved Grant Anchor Master Initial Grant
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    Approved Grant Oracle Master Initial Grant
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    Administration of Grants and Setting of Expectations

    I believe the existing community needs to have some discussion about grants, and set some expectations. I fully expect that many of us have not considered the trade offs that come from tight/formal oversight vs loose/informal oversight, public oversight processes vs centralized oversight...
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    Factom Inc.

    Factom Inc.