Project Proposal

gratefully forked from Gitcoin Community Proposal (GCP) Template - 📜 Proposals - Gitcoin Governance

This post will walk through a proposed format for making a Project Proposal on ODC.

Key points to keep in mind include:

  • Title - Post each proposal with a clear title around its objective. This will look as follows: [Project Proposal] - XXXXXX
  • Ordering - Please do not assign a number to your proposal. The ordering of the proposal will be assigned by community moderators.
  • Detail - While we encourage everyone to participate, please try to consider all viewpoints and provide a deep level or detail regarding the thoughts that went into a proposal.
  • Minimum Project Requirements - It’s a good idea to have the data to back up that the minimum requirements are met
  • Voting - Not every project proposal will be accepted. There is no hard criteria regarding what deems a proposal eligible to be implemented, though a good rule of thumb is the more engagement it has, the more likely it is to be accepted.

When you’re ready to submit a proposal, please follow this format to the best of your ability.

Project Proposal Format:

  1. Summary - 2-3 sentences on what the proposed project is and how it aligns with the ODC mission, values
  2. Abstract - Expanded summary introducing the Project Proposal, what it entails and details around what would change should the proposal be accepted.
  3. Motivation - Describe the motivation behind the work that the Project Proposal represents, the problem(s) it solves and the value it adds to the open data community. This is your chance to show why this work is necessary, and how the changes would benefit the ODC community if accepted.
  4. Specification - Describe the “meat & potatoes” of the work. Go into deep detail around the changes that will happen both on a technical and social level. The more detail, the better.
  5. Benefits - Point out core benefits of the proposal implementation and how it will affect the broader open data community.

When mapping out a vote, remember the following:

For - Formalizes the community is “for” the details outlined in this proposal including xyz…
Against - Formalizes the community is “against” the proposal including xyz…

For questions, comments or concerns on any of the above, please comment below or join the ODC Discord