Proposal “coreteamcomp0219“ (Completed)Back

Title:Core Team Compensation (February)
One-time payment: 3100 DASH (544935 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 3100 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-01-16 / 2019-02-15 (added on 2019-01-07)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 0 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Dash Core Group February 1st Funding Proposals
DCG is submitting 3 funding proposals for the February 1st budget cycle:
1) DCG Compensation: $257,000
2) DCG Public Relations: $27,390
3) DCG Premises: $22,000

This proposal
This is cross-posted from here

What does this specific proposal fund?
This proposal funds Dash Core Group's ongoing compensation costs - including all developers, administrative, business development, marketing and support staff.

As of the end of December, DCG had 47 staff associated with the project, 5 less than at the end of November. The breakdown of the number of staff we have working in each unit is as follows:

Development and Operations:
Full-time: 26
Part-time: 6

Business development / marketing / customer service:
Full-time: 8

Full-time: 6
Part-time: 1

* Full-time defined as contracts permitting staff to bill up to 40 hours a week
** Part-time defined as contracts permitting staff to bill less than 40 hours a week

Please note that our current run-rate is $285,000 after taking into account voluntary pay reductions, recent resignations and the non-renewal of certain contracts. A number of additional DCG subcontractors volunteered to either take significant pay reductions or forego salary all-together. A big thank you to them, their contributions are hugely appreciated. They have been instrumental in allowing DCG to continue development without major disruptions.

We are asking for pre-pay-reduction run-rate funding of $257,000 as we will be drawing down on our buffer in order to pay for the the current shortfall in funding. If the price were to remain in the $80 range, we will need to reduce our run-rate further in February. This gradual approach ensures that we don’t over-react to market movements.

If you have any questions, please direct them to @glennaustin in this Dash Forum post to ensure we are notified of your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the February 1st budget cycle:
· 3,095 Dash for core team compensation ($257,000 USD @ $83 per Dash)
· 5 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 3,100 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future compensation expenses.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,5 months ago
I would like to see more details on what people are working on given the enormous budget. I feel like this is trying to hide how few developers there are.

Happy to see some belt tightening though.

No x13.
0 points,5 months ago
voting YES.
0 points,5 months ago
You have my support.
0 points,5 months ago
It's nice to see DCG is tighting up it's budget but, i find it alarming that a guy providing providing functional code that enhances the network robustness and privacy got fired but other that have seem to offer little value keep there (high) paying jobs a DCG
3 points,5 months ago
I'm just going to leave this here assuming you are talking about Oleg. I hope there was hidden work somewhere else, but I'm not sure where it was. (Disclaimer: I am just reaching this conclusion with no inside knowledge of his work, I was not on his team).

In the first link those are only commits to master, not including 13.0 and other non merged branches, just would like to point that out if people wonder why no commits in the last 6 months (it's because they are on a different git branch).

It's very easy to criticize DCG without complete information, but I think most people would make similar decisions if properly informed.
0 points,5 months ago
It's also very easy to make mistakes based on insufficient details.
If I have caused offence is only because I was not aware he provided little to no code.

I really did not think about looking into Github to be honest nor did I know his github name, I doubt very few MNO voters did that check-up.

Anyways thank you for clearing things up

If I can offer a bit of advice, maybe let Dashwatch, do some reporting on someone under performing, as it's a delicate matter, and there no need for some like yourself, to get a bad name for being the messenger