This thread is for applications for Rocket Pool’s October 8, 2023 - November 26, 2023 retrospective awards. Please only post retrospective award applications in this thread. If you would like to discuss and/or ask questions about any applications you see in this thread, we ask that you do so in this separate forum thread (link) which has been established for all community discussions related to this round of applications. Only those grant applications that are posted in this thread and timestamped by November 11, 2023 at 23:59 (11:59 PM) UTC will be considered. Any retrospective awards posted after that deadline will be carried over to the next grant period.
This is the third application period that will use the new revised process outlined in RPIP-26. We have revised the schedule to include a longer award finalization period. This is the expected schedule:
- Application Period (October 8th - November 11th)
- Application Discussion Meetings - one for each subcommittee (November 12th - November 15th)
- Negotiation Period (November 16th - November 20th)
- Scoring Deadline (November 21st)
- Final Voting Amendments, Discussion and Finalization (November 22nd - November 25th)
- Award Announcement (November 26th)
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 Retrospective Award rubric involves scoring the following question on a 1 to 5 scale:
To what extent did the proposed and completed project further the GMC goals?
Note: if the project is ongoing, the retrospective award is given for work completed prior to the current award period, with any future awards for the same project expected to compete in the Grants category and as a separate application.
Please copy paste the template below into a reply. Answer the questions there, entering N/A where appropriate:
## Name of Retrospective Award ### Who is the proposed retrospective award recipient? ### What specific project or work is the retrospective award in recognition of? Please detail what the project or work entailed and the duration over which it took place. ### Are the subjects of this award 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 | Group | Benefits | |---|---| | Potential rETH holders | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given help people looking to stake ETH for rETH? | | rETH holders | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given help rETH holders? | | Potential NOs | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given help people looking to run a Rocket Pool node for the first time? | | NOs | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given help people already running a Rocket Pool node? | | Community | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given how does this help the Rocket Pool community? | | RPL holders | How did the project or work for which the retrospective award would be given how does this help RPL holders? | ## Payment ### How much USD $ is the applicant requesting be awarded to the recipient? ## Conflict of Interest ### Does the person or persons requesting the retrospective award have any conflicts of interest to disclose? (Please disclose here if you are a member of the GMC or if you have nominated a member of the GMC for this retrospective award).