With the GMC vote having hit quorom, we will thankfully have a GMC voted in within 60 hours or so. There were a few topics I wanted to get community discussion started on now, as it will certainly help whoever ends up on the committee.
I was re-reading the calendar laid out in RPIP-15, and it runs as follows.
November: GMC develops rubric and call for applications.
December 1: Call for applications goes out. Deadline is December 15.
December 15: Deadline for applications.
December 15 - 30: GMC scores applications and meets to discuss awards.
(by) December 31: GMC announces first round of awards.
January 14: Any disputes must be filed, otherwise awards are disbursed.
Technically the RPIP specifies that the calendar does not start the month after the GMC is selected, but rather the month after the GMC successfully completes the rubric. In other words, the spacing between dates on that calendar is specified by RPIP but it could be December = develop rubric, January = all the applying/scoring/awarding stuff. In most months I would certainly push to get the rubric done right away, but I recognize that December is the holidays and GMC members might not be super jazzed about trying to do all of this during the holiday season. I suppose that will be a discussion for the 7 folks selected to actually do this, but I did want to point it out for community discussion as well.
RPIP-15 specifies that there shall be a scoring rubric used and the community shall be solicited for feedback. I started a thread on this a while ago: Grants/Bounties Scoring Rubric
As you can see, there hasn’t been a ton of action there, but the last general consensus (of the four people who took part in the conversation) was something like a multiplicative rubric with the categories being:
Return on Investment/Bang for the RPL Buck: 1-5
If you have thoughts you want considered before the GMC starts discussing it next week or whenever, then make sure to post in that other forum link.
Information Required for Application
One thing I imagine the GMC will have to decide fairly early on is what information is required of any applicants for grants, bounties, or retrospective awards. I’m thinking things like name/username, qualifications, summary of project, feasibility statement, impact statement, address to send award to if selected, etc. If anyone has any suggestions, this is a good time to share them. Ideally the applications are long and detailed enough to make decisions on (since in some cases this could be substantial amount of money) but perhaps not so long that no one wants to fill one out. There would need to be different applications for each of the three award types since they are all unique things.
Method of Collecting/Submitting Applications
How are we doing these applications? Google Forms? Mirror.xyz documents? I am sure others have some familiarity with tools that might be appropriate here, hence the call to the community for suggestions.