Hey! So I think this is missing from some of the convos, but Gabi, Sacha, Mitch, Lauren, Sem, and I (and maybe others?) were all chatting about naming for lots of Parameters in Gardens and ended up surfacing that the name “Disputable Voting” Sucks.
We looked at a lot of potential other names… mostly flowers and gardens related things.
Then Gabi (I think) Called it Tao Voting… and everyone loved it.
Tao voting (pronounced with a D) is named after the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, it’s not an acronym.
Taoism is based on the Tao Te Ching which is generally considered the earliest anarchist (or at least libertarian) texts ever to be written. I referenced my favorite chapter here:
Back in the day, Pre-TheDAO, most people called it DeeAyOh… but I pushed Slock.it and in general the ETH community to pronounce it as “dow” as a h/t to Taoism
TheDAO may have been renamed to Chapter 57 had it survived longer.
The day of TheDAO Hack I was writing a blog post about how Jordi Baylina (cofounder of Giveth, Dappnode, Iden3, Hermez, WHG, author of minime, 777 and so many other things) created a delegation solution for TheDAO (which is built into Tao Voting).
The idea of Wait for Quiet of which Tao voting is the only onchain solution Ive seen with this tooling also emerged out of TheDAO, from Dominic Williams, founder of Dfinity ($ICP)
So in short, Tao Voting is a great name!
Let the Memes begin!