Proposal “dash-core-group-infrastructure-multi-mon“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Core Group Infrastructure (February-March)
Monthly amount: 570 DASH (59045 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (2 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2020-01-15 / 2020-03-14 (added on 2020-01-07)
Final voting deadline: in 7 days
Votes: 470 Yes / 16 No / 1 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 8 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

Dash Core Group February 1st Funding Proposals

DCG is submitting 2 funding proposals for the February 1st budget cycle:
1) DCG Compensation: currently month 3 of 3
2) DCG Infrastructure: $30,650 / month (Multi-month: Month 1 of 2) 

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What does this specific proposal fund?
This multi-month proposal funds Dash Core Group's ongoing infrastructure costs - including hardware and workplace application costs. These tools are critical for the DCG developers and other staff to work productively. It also includes hosting for externally-facing services including the website, forum, testnet, evonet etc. 
The last time funding was requested for the Dash Core Group’s infrastructure budget was in November 2019. Once we received the Dash we immediately converted it into USD.
Our current infrastructure costs average $7,000/month. This proposal, if paid out at the current exchange rate of $54 / Dash over the next 2 budget cycles, should provide sufficient funding for 9 months.
These funds are for the following services:
  • Cloud computing services (for hosting of testnet and Evo-net servers, insight API, etc.)
  • Software development tools and applications (continuous integration builds)
  • Security applications (password managers, VPN services and custodial wallets)
  • Accounting and expense reimbursement software subscriptions
  • Google Suite (includes email hosting, calendar, document management and a number of other productivity tools)
  • Video-conferencing services
  • Collaboration tools such as Atlassian and Slack that collectively constitute the DCG “workplace”
The expenses for cloud computing instances constitute the largest portion of our infrastructure costs. These costs run approximately $4,000 - $5,000 per month. In addition, we are utilizing cloud computing services for Dash Platform’s presence on Evonet.  

In Q4 2019 we have been able to reduce our expenses both on a one-time and on a recurring basis for this category. The one-time cost reduction was achieved by receiving a $5,000 credit for AWS services that we were eligible for based on a new company card subscription. Additionally, we have reduced our recurring expenses by $500 by eliminating our GitHub (since we are now fully open-source), NPM and Travis CI subscriptions. We are committed to continually reviewing our expenses to make sure we are prudently spending the funds the network provides to us.

If you have any questions, please direct them to @kot in Dashnexus or Dashcentral to ensure we are notified of your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the February 1st budget cycle:
· 565 Dash for core team infrastructure ($30,500 USD @ $54 per Dash)
·  5 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 570 Dash

Requested funding is as follows for the March 1st budget cycle:
· 570 Dash for core team infrastructure ($30,800 USD @ $54 per Dash)
Total: 570 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future infrastructure expenses and related taxes.

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