The Tezos Foundation recently held its quarterly Council meeting to discuss the progress of its mission to foster the growth and evolution of the Tezos project and ecosystem and finalize personnel updates following the changes to the Foundation’s governance structure announced in March.
excited to see @alice__LG joining the Tezos Foundation - having worked with her for the last six years, i'm excited to see her working on the future of the Tezos ecosystem!
(perhaps some council raves in animal crossing to start?)
We will miss a genuine cypherpunk like Ryan Lackey, who probably left due to the last discrepancies expressed by Breitmans and the respective community members attacks. Now the board is plenty of enterpreneurs like Alice Lloyd, the Kathleen Breitman friend, but there are no independent tech savvy members...
It is also curious that the Breitmans threatened with leaving Tezos and now with this new board they are making conferences and whatever they do again.....
I have not liked at all the lack of transparency and community participation in the creation of this new board :-(
Hoping Ryan Lackey keeps involved and #tezos keeps the cypherpunk spirit of our amigo...
This post had 4 upvotes and now is near to be downvoted in general balance. I am sick of this subsidiary community, there is always a Tezos Commons Army willing to destroy a legit critic without arguing at all.
Agreed - Ryan L got attacked over the past couple of weeks with as only argument that he travelled first class and focussed too much on STOs. I hardly find this strong argumentation.
Was always interesting to hear his perspective on the market and technoloy. I hope he will stay strongly involved indeed.
teZos foundation must be doing great at picking right candidates so stay positive.. everything happens for reason.. self amending protocol with different characters will lead to new heights.. we know there is huge success.. teZos is the only blockchain with huge credibility.. this is the only blockchain which is bug free from day one.. means it has solid foundation and solid leaders..
At least he stays around. I believe it is good to keep on moving those chairs often to bring new visions/opinion, to avoid dictatorship and nepotism while keeping the previous main personnel around for continuity.
As for Ryan, this matters to me as he can keep following up on the activities he started also around CBDC and he is important to the Tezos ecosystem in general and to keep a slight "cyberpunk" vibe.
Perhaps Kathleen can explain here what her previous relationship with Alice is. Both have worked at Bridgewater? I was wishing new council members wouldn't have had any previous ties to any Tezos Foundation board members or Tezos co-founders. I think it would be fair that the community would know about all previous ties if there are such. Previous relationships tend to cause problems when having access to big money resources. I think it would also make this project look more centralized.
Could someone please share also that how was Alice and other new members selected? Who picked Alice?
The Foundation has, what, 600 million dollars or something like that? Everyone must realize that it's a helluva lot of money. I think many would be tempted to have their buddies sit on the board to drive the decisions that would ultimately drain that treasury for their benefit. It's how many human behave. We've seen this countless of times.
I'm not sure how these people are being picked, or who is picking them and what criteria is being used. Basically the only common trend I see is this canvassing for the stereotypical "entrepreneur" and vcs. Not saying that's bad necessarily, but I don't see diversity of talent from a skillset standpoint. There's noone there with an ounce of marketing experience, and that's a big miss I believe. Even knowing the foundation itself is not there to do the dirty work of marketing, it's still a pretty critical function that helps align stakeholders toward a common goal and vision. Also don't see the new people as being from the community so not sure where the community involvement and voice comes in. Would be good to at least know these individuals are getting some incentive in terms of xtz compensation to align their incentives properly, but then again I know the foundation will just ignore any questions of compensation etc
Overall, it's a wait and see approach. Noone "remarkable" in a good or bad sense, so kind of a bland update in general.
It feels like the foundation has once again been hijacked. Most of the people on the Foundation council don't even seem to be large XTZ holders or technical experts. None, as far as I can tell, are active in the community.