Many ideas come up in the course of a day in trading that are often abandoned. For a brief window, the bounty submission thread was a good repository, however, it is transient in design.
As such, I hope we can have a thread for the in-between period so that people can store bounty ideas and iterate on them before the official call is made.
Please note the following differences between grants and bounties. Grants are intended to be applied for by those who are wishing to carry out the work themselves. Bounties are open-ended goals that could be met by anyone, including those other than the proposing party. In other words, if I believed that Rocket Pool needed a fifty-foot paper mache orange rocket for publicity purposes and I wanted to be the one to built it, I would apply for a grant. If I instead thought Rocket Pool needed a fifty-foot paper mache orange rocket for publicity purposes but I wanted it to be open to whoever built it first to claim the reward (similar to a prize), then I’d apply for a bounty.
To guide you in your application, the GMC has established the following goals and the following scoring rubric:
Grants, bounties, and retrospective awards should make it easier and/or more attractive to do one or more of the following:
become a node operator
operate a node, mint rETH
hold or use rETH
improve the quality of life for the protocol and its community.
The Bounties rubric involves scoring each of the three categories from 1 to 5:
If the bounty is completed successfully, to what extent does it further the GMC goals?
To what extent is it likely that the bounty can be feasibly claimed/completed successfully?
If the bounty is successfully completed, how large is the benefit to the protocol relative to the size of the proposed costs?
The maximum score is 15 and the minimum is 3.
Since this is not an official bounty thread, do not feel compelled to use the proper format. Instead, think of it as a guide.
Please copy paste the template below into a reply. Answer the questions there, entering N/A where appropriate:
##Bounty Application ##Bounty ###What is the nature of the proposed bounty? ###Must the results of this project be entirely open source ([MIT](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT), [GPL](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html), [Apache](https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0), [CC BY](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) license or similar)? If not, which parts will not be, why, and under what license will they be published? ##Benefits - enter N/A where appropriate ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people looking to stake ETH for rETH? ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help rETH holders? ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people looking to run a Rocket Pool node for the first time? ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people already running a Rocket Pool node? ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help the Rocket Pool community? ###If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help RPL holders? ###What other non-RPL protocols, DAOs, projects, or individuals, would stand to benefit from the bounty being successfully completed? ###Will the results of the completed bounty be open source? ##Work and Verification ###What steps would be entailed in completing the bounty? Do successful examples of such work exist elsewhere? ###How long is the proposed bounty available for? Is it awarded to the first team to successfully claim it, or is it in some way divided among all such successful claims in the proposed availability period? ###Who will test any products submitted for claiming the bounty? ###What is the acceptance criteria for awarding of the bounty? ##Payment ###How much RPL is the applicant requesting for successful completion of the bounty? ##Conflict of Interest ###Does the person or persons proposing the bounty have any conflicts of interest to disclose? (Please disclose here if you are a member of the GMC or if any member of the GMC would benefit directly financially from the successful completion of the bounty). ###Will the applicant, or any protocol or project in which the applicant has a vested interest (other than Rocket Pool), benefit financially if the bounty is successfully completed?```