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Making a move to building in the open
One of the best books to understand Bitcoin’s history is “The Book of Satoshi - The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator”. It shows emails and forum discussions of Satoshi and the early bitcoiners. You can really get a sense of how that community developed by reading through old discussions.
Public forums are one of the best ways to understand how open source projects and organizations are built. At Fingerprints, we experimented a bit with a forum only for members, but abandoned it because most of the discussion was happening on Discord.
I think this was a mistake.
So we recently decided to not only re-activate it make a move to make it public. You can see some old discussions, like the discussion to incubate RAW DAO and also some ongoing discussions, like our Strategic Plan 1.0.
The idea is to have major discussions in the open. Of course, members will ultimately be the ones voting and deciding, but I believe it may be a good habit to start having organized discussions open to the public. It gives us more accountability and creates a record of our past decision making.
It’s also a more scalable approach as we grow, allowing for busy members to participate in a way Discord is not suitable.
Finally it gives the opportunity for potential members to get to know a bit more about the “behind the curtain” process for the DAO.
Go check our forum and feel free to contribute. See you tomorrow