I really agree that Cardano Foundation is not engaging with the community as it should be.
Good layout breaking down per mission statement. It’s a bit overwhelming to comment on for the average person, and there are several points that I don’t think are relevant.
Commenting on the screenshotted version:
Marketing - I’m going to be radical and say I’m not sure CF should be doing “marketing”, actually, depending on what the word means. They should, however, provide a stream of original information about what they are doing via Youtube, Twitter, and blog. Which I think they have not been doing.
Hardware integration - Ledger - I think that is already handled by a consulting company paid by IOHK?
Interoperability Crypto - “Integrate with Ethereum” - my perception is this is protocol driven. Once the Cardano protocol allows for it, which is not yet, tokens can be moved from other blockchains, but the other blockchains also need to be interested and implement protocol updates. In other words highly technical, still way off, and nothing CF could engage in.
Interoperability Fiat - VISA, Google pay. Interesting! I would like to see CF engaging with the relevant actors, and reporting on the effort in the appropriate way.
Adoption - define strategy to reach 1 million, 10 million… Yes! 100%. Also need to define what counts as “adoption” and what a “user” is.
Smart contracts - I dont see any of this as the CF’s job. I expect IOG and Emurgo will knock it out of the park though.
Annual development conferences - CF are not developers so wont be able to speak with authority, this should be left to IOG & Emurgo.
Grants - interesting!
Web presence - cardano.org, cardanofoundation.org, “remove passive voice & complex expressions”. Yes, absolutely. I actually don’t like the cardano.org website at all. What is the relation between the websites, who will take ownership of work on cardano.org? Add videos, make it human. Make regional pages for regional community.
Ecosystem development - “onboarding/migrating projects from ETH” - I see this as something that requires developers and needs to be handled by Emurgo/IOG.
Shaping Legislation and Commercial standards
Legislation support - I would expect CF to track committees and workgroups in major jurisdictions, to engage where conductive and represent Cardano, and summarize the effort. Legislation moves at its own pace so no timelines.
Taxation support - guidance on accounting in different jurisdictions - I think guides for the largest countries should be produced. Of course, potentially a bottomless pit of work for other countries.
Growing the global cardano community
Council - yes, some type of election
KPI quarterly survey of performance - all the efforts CF is engaged in should be surveyed at regular intervals. Quarterly is a good cadence.
Community management - Japan, Africa - sounds good to me.
Community engagement - QA for target exchange listings. Bringing in exchanges I believe involves some developer work, so again not something would have for CF.
Community platforms - bidirectional decision making platform. Like what for example?
Ensuring stakeholder accountability
Who are stakeholders?
Work with IOG, Emurgo partners - a bit vague.
IFI partnership, Country strategies…yes, a plan here.
Unsure about this one.
As for dates, only scope what is reasonable for next 6 months. No hard dates.
Moving CF to a DAO. I would be interested in an investigation if some limited function can be lifted into a DAO. Not an an all or nothing approach. Also to have a smart contract, that expires at the end of X months, and transfers control back from the DAO, to allow for reevaluation if the approach has worked. For governance functions, kind of timed experiments.
Before finalizing document, weight the items on the list by importance.