The mainnet launch of Honeypot dApp was not simply a technological feat. It was a triumph in human coordination. The realization of years of collective effort, by the many independent units, companies, and individuals that make up Cartesi’s decentralized ecosystem.
With Cartesi Rollups now mainnet-capable, Cartesi is ready for its next phase of digital evolution.
In that spirit, a group of core contributors in the Cartesi ecosystem are adopting an initial process for setting Cartesi’s technical direction in the mainnet era for Cartesi Rollups.
The process is composed of three distinct components: (i) the Technical Vision Forum; (ii) the Technical Vision Council; and (iii) the Technical Evolution Plan.
Technical Vision Forum
The Technical Vision Forum is Cartesi’s open canvas for proposing, exploring, and deliberating technical features that community members would like to see incorporated into the ecosystem’s Technical Evolution Plan.
Any contributor or community member who wants a technical feature recognized in the Technical Evolution Plan should start a new thread on the Technical Vision Forum to invite public comment and deliberation.
While there is no prescribed format for proposing technical features, detailed specifications are not encouraged at this stage of the process. Instead, the Technical Vision Forum should be a place for high-level ideation, discussion, and deliberation – the initial step toward fostering collective prioritization for technical features.
Technical Vision Council
The Technical Vision Council is the governing body responsible for deciding which proposals from the Technical Vision Forum should be included in the Technical Evolution Plan.
The council aims to be a representative cross section of both technical and non-technical core contributors in the ecosystem. The initial members of the council will introduce themselves to the community in the coming weeks.
The Technical Vision Council should set its own transparent processes for reviewing proposals and deciding which ones to add to the Technical Evolution Plan, always allowing robust and unhurried public comment and deliberation to take its course on the Technical Vision Forum before taking action.
All of the council’s decisions should be publicly documented.
Technical Evolution Plan
The Technical Evolution Plan will be a living, breathing document that expresses Cartesi’s collective technical vision in a way that can be actionably implemented by the ecosystem’s technical contributors.
There are many vital interdependencies amongst the numerous independent units, companies, and individuals whose contributions combine to form the Cartesi technology. One of those contributors – the Technical Coordination Unit – plays a key role in helping various technical stakeholders prioritize their contributions within the holistic context of the broader project.
The Technical Coordination Unit will be responsible for memorializing and updating the Technical Evolution Plan, transforming the decisions of the Technical Vision Council into a tangible framework that is capable of specification and implementation.
The Cartesi Foundation will recognize the Technical Evolution Plan as the Cartesi ecosystem’s collective technical vision for the project, and will encourage the Cartesi community to do the same.