1Hive has grown to be a vibrant community with a lot of unique voices who all care about each other as well as the success of 1hive as a whole. We may not always agree on everything. We may make mistakes, and explore paths that ultimate turn out to be dead ends, but it still feels to me like 1hive has tapped into something special.
1Hive is resilient in that, at least in theory, it can keep operating even as the price of honey falls… but I think in general we would all prefer if the price would trend up rather than down, and its fundamentally on all of us to collectively reflect and work together to make sure we nudge things in that direction.
Over the past year, we’ve seen the 1hive community allocate resources to various projects, experiment with different organizational structures, and launch several products. We have dipped our toes into DeFi with honeyswap, honeycomb, agave and xpollinate… and we have continued to innovate and explore the decentralized governance with Celeste, Gardens, and our ongoing collaboration with the Token Engineering Commons… We have a devops team that helps maintain our infrastructure as well as an xDai validator and a marketing team that runs our social media, produces content, and pursues partnerships… We even have a Minecraft server, and a wiki that has been translated into 6 languages…
While I think it’s incredibly important that we have the ability to pursue lots of disparate things at once, I also think it’s valuable for us to try and coordinate our energy and resources and possibly narrow our focus in order to be most effective.
With that in mind I think it would be incredibly useful for 1Hive to adopt a social process for discussing, debating, and ultimately reaching some sort of alignment on a broad high level narrative and direction… here’s my suggestion for an initial process:
- Anyone can create a forum thread accompanied by a signaling proposal on 1hive.org outlining their vision for the direction of 1hive.
- The creator of the thread can update it to incorporate feedback and suggestions at their own discretion, but anyone is free to “fork" simply by creating a new thread and signaling proposal.
- People can discuss and leave feedback on the posts, and choose to signal their support on the signaling proposal(s).
- Based on the relative support, and general discussion, individuals should have a much clearer picture of where 1Hive is likely headed and can use this to inform decisions about resource allocation (funding proposals) as well as how they can best contribute.
I’m organizing my thoughts on the topic and plan on sharing my own signaling proposal in the next few days… Hopefully others will as well and we can start to tease out where the community as a whole feels we should be headed.