Show Posts - LocoMB
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  


Latest Stable Nxt Client: Nxt 1.12.1 Upgrade before block 2870000 is mandatory!

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - LocoMB

Pages: 1 ... 36 37 [38]
This is meant to become the place to discuss and post operational detail regarding the Asset Exchange and report Testing results.

Over on BCT there was a thread for this purpose already, but it was severely underused.

Also, there was only a small handful of people involved there, so maybe the better organized structure of nxtforum.org is more conducive to this!

I'll be posting some test results later today, and make some more noise about it!


Technical Development Fund Committee / Re: Anyone here?
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:21:03 pm »
hey I'm here, but I'm busy writing on the NIPs process, testing the AE, preparing A'dam conference Talk, doing a Nxt payment system etcetc...

I'd like to add a few details.
Obviously, we are in the predicament of having to decide on a decision making process w/o having a decision making process -classical circular dependency.

Anyway, the sentiment I get from the core developer group goes like this: In order to get to know what the community wants and to avoid attritional circular discussions, votes will be held over technical and architectural issues to be integrated into the NRS core.

The core devs do have a veto right based on technical reasons, and if they exercise it, the community or a subgroup of the community that would like to persist re. implementation of that particular technical feature will have the burden of proof to to put the matter to another vote.

Burden of proof would mean external auditing.

As to the exact modus of voting system used, there are a few interesting options available - enumerated here without any consideration of pro or con:

  • stake based: 1 Nxt, 1 vote.
  • account based: 1 vote per account
  • one of the above plus using a time lock: only accounts that are frozen for the duration of the poll are eligible to vote
    ie, votes are only counted if there are no movements of Nxt in or out of the account during the duration of the poll 

What are 'NIPs'?

The term 'Nxt Improvement Proposal' or 'NIP' describes the formal specification and decision making process used by the Nxt community.
It is used to develop, discuss and decide on proposed extensions, modifications and improvements to the Nxt platform
Nxt Improvement Proposals are introduced, discussed and developed in this thread in the Nxt Forum.

This represents the preparatory phase of a formal decision making process.

The Nxt community orients this decision making process by the examples of the Bitcoin and Python communities.

Regarding the decision making, there are differences from the Python and Bitcoin communities.

The voting system that is built into the Nxt platform offers native and elegant method for decision making.

The following represents NIP#1.


NIP #1:
version 1. Author: <antanst>

Proposal of a clearly defined procedure on reaching community input and consensus about NXT features regarding technical and architectural matters, as well as relaying such consensus to the core NXT development team.

Matters that are not of architectural or technical consequence to the NXT code base, and consequently not of interest to the core developers, are not covered by this proposal.

The proposed procedure is comprised of the following steps:
  • Gathering community input about a proposed new feature or modification to an existing feature concerning the NXT platform.
    A thread on the forum will be created for discussing the upcoming proposal.
    Every member of the NXT community will be able to present his opinion there, as well as take the initiative of crafting the NIP (see next step).

  • Crafting the NIP in a coherent and concise way.
    The proposal should clearly state the ideas behind it, as well as the reasons for its consideration.
    The NXT tech commitee can potentially help on this step.

  • Voting on the proposal by the community.
    Voting will be carried out by using the NXT voting platform.
    A poll with a reasonable deadline will be constructed and all members of the NXT ecosystem will be able to vote on this.
    In order to avoid confusions by spam, invalid or duplicate polls, the poll ID should also be referenced in the NIP itself.

  • Once voting is finished, the vote results as well as the proposal itself will be relayed to the core developers.
    Afterwards, the developers can update the community whether they accept or reject the proposal, as well as state any recommended amends for it to be accepted.

  • Accepted NIPs will be posted on a specific read-only forum section, which will function as a NIP archive as well as a roadmap for the community.

Care should be taken when crafting NIPs.
The NIPs should be considered strictly as proposals, and should not specify a deadline or anything that can be interpreted as placing constraints or additional burden to the development workflow.
Details such as payments or deadlines do not belong in the proposals themselves, and should be discussed separately.

We believe that the use of this procedure will help the community to reach mutual consent, ease coordination between various committee members and make sure that they are aligned to the community's input.

It is therefore proposed to use this procedure to convey the communities' consensus to the core developers of the NXT project.

Introduce Yourself / Re: We're all new here!!!
« on: March 22, 2014, 08:46:42 pm »


no 3 Trillion [ANN]BonesCoinMoonShine - Threads!

a squeaky clean new forum - HURRAH!

Pages: 1 ... 36 37 [38]