Instituting a FOIA-like Process For MakerDAO to Increase Trust

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MakerDAO is considering implementing a FOIA-like process to improve transparency and information sharing, with community members suggesting various approaches to enhance accountability and address voter apathy. While the initiative is generally seen as positive for trust and informed decision-making, there are concerns about the complexity of such a system.

What is this about?

The discussion revolves around the need for improved transparency and information dissemination within MakerDAO following the restructuring of the DAO. The proposal is to institute a process akin to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that would standardize how information requests are handled, ensuring that they are addressed transparently, neutrally, and within a specified timeframe. This would involve a designated submission point, a set response time, a list of exclusions, anti-spam measures, and an appeals process.

How is the community reacting?

  • GFXlabs initiated the conversation by pointing out the lack of information dissemination since the DAO's restructuring and proposed the FOIA-like process1.
  • Iammeeoh supported the initiative and referenced the KISS AVC's alignment with such communication standards2.
  • Pedro_breuer shared a proposal for a monthly "Milestones and Transparency Report" from the Support Scope subcommittee4.
  • 0xDefensor sought to coordinate efforts with Powerhouse to address voter apathy6.
  • Maker_Make suggested integrating accountability and transparency into funding and procurement instead of a complex FOIA process7.
  • Wouter updated on transparency reporting features in development and offered to collaborate with GFXlabs for feedback9.

Why this is positive?

  • The process would enhance transparency and accountability within MakerDAO, which is crucial for building trust.
  • It would ensure that the community is well-informed, which is essential for effective voting and combating voter apathy.
  • The proposed response protocol would establish clear expectations for communication and response times.

Why this is negative?

  • Maker_Make expressed concerns about the complexity of a FOIA-like process and suggested a simpler integration of accountability and transparency measures7.

Next actions

  • Wouter offered to schedule an interview with GFXlabs to gather feedback on the transparency reporting features9.
  • Further discussion and collaboration on the proposed FOIA-like process and response protocols are encouraged within the community.

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