Title: Project: Sustaining Web3 Public Goods: Analysis and Solutions for a Decentralized Future
Proposal Champion: Ray
Forum Post: forum link
Web3 is composed of public goods, but the current sustainability of public goods development faces many difficulties. After researching various sustainable solutions for public goods, we have proposed some sustainable solutions for public goods to help Web3 public goods achieve better sustainable development.
LXDAO is a DAO dedicated to supporting Public Goods sustainably. The idea for this paper emerged from the daily practice of LXDAO, and it is expected that a complete methodology can be extracted from this paper. This methodology will also be used to guide the development of LXDAO in the future.
Public goods are non-excludable and non-rivalrous resources that benefit society as a whole, with examples such as street, clean air, and streetlights. In the context of Web3, public goods encompass open-source software, protocols, and infrastructure that enable the decentralized web to thrive. Ensuring the sustainability of these public goods is essential for fostering innovation, collaboration, and equitable access to information and resources.
This paper aims to analyze existing solutions for sustaining Web3 public goods, examining their strengths and weaknesses in addressing challenges such as funding, governance, and incentives. Through this analysis, we will identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, paving the way for the development of novel solutions tailored to the unique requirements of the Web3 ecosystem.
We will delve into the importance of public goods in Web3, highlighting their role in promoting decentralization, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders, and driving the adoption of decentralized technologies. Furthermore, we will propose a comprehensive solution that addresses the identified shortcomings and builds upon the strengths of existing approaches.
By exploring the current landscape of Web3 public goods and presenting a well-rounded solution, this paper aims to contribute to the ongoing discourse on sustaining the growth and innovation of the decentralized web for the benefit of all participants.
Discuss with the PlanckerDAO and Uncommons communities and industry experts (such as Vitalik) to determine the direction of the paper. The discussion will continue during the initial draft period and will last for 3 months.
Research and writing:
Complete the initial draft by researching existing public goods solutions, which is expected to take three months.
Paper promotion and optimization:
After the initial draft is completed, it will be promoted in the community and continuously optimized based on feedback from community members and experts. This process will last for 2-3 months until the final draft is completed.
- 1 PM: Manage the research progress, research, and report to the community
- 2 Committed Researchers: Good at research and Public Goods Analysis, committed time to the research
- Unlimited flexible Researchers: Bounty tasks, advisers, etc
In this project, there is no need to use the software development technology stack, but researchers are required to have a deeper understanding of open source and public goods.
The writing of the paper is divided into two stages. In the first stage, a PM and multiple researchers (2 or 3) are required to focus on outputting the initial draft. In the second stage, based on the initial draft, community feedback will be continuously absorbed and the paper will be continuously optimized until the final draft is completed.
Complete the initial draft in 3 months.
Complete the final draft in 2-3 months.
Without a clear operating plan, operating personnel may be needed to help with grant applications and community promotion.
Stage1: (three months total: 27000 ~ 32400 U)
PM: 2400U/Month 60hours+
Researchers: 1800U/Month 60hours+, 2 or 3
Stage2:(three months total: 22200 U)
PM: 2400U/Month 60hours+
Total: 49200 ~ 54600U
LXDAO as the initiator of this project, I request 15000LXPU from LXDAO as seed funding to cover PM’s 6-month work.
We will also contact other organizations for getting more funds for the research, after obtaining the funds, we will create a multi-signature wallet to manage these funds. The records of each fund disbursement and the POW records of the participants will be made public in the community.
This project will not pursue financial returns, but will produce a solution for a Web3 public good, thereby enhancing the influence of LXDAO and providing guidance for the future development of LXDAO.
A paper: Sustaining Web3 Public Goods: Analysis and Solutions for a Decentralized Future