Season 6: Anticapture Commission Amendment

Special thanks to @brichis, @GFXlabs, and @kaereste for review and feedback on these amendments as part of the Feedback Commission.

Season 6: Anticapture Commission Amendment


Season 5 introduced an Anticapture Commission, comprised of the highest impact delegates. To date, the Anticapture Commission has played an important role in pushing for the continued decentralization of governance infrastructure and processes. The Foundation has consulted the Anticapture Commission on several related matters, as has Agora. These conversations have resulted in all changes to the governance contract now going through the Protocol Upgrade governance process. We believe the Anticapture Commission will continue to play an important role in the Collective as we welcome ~10 additional OP Chains to the ecosystem through the end of Season 6.

The Anticapture Commission is an experimental and first of its kind governance structure. Through this experiment, the Commission itself is refining its role and discovering the highest impact ways to contribute to the resilience of our governance system. The below amendments to the Commission Charter are proposed based directly on member feedback.

Charter Amendment

The Anticapture Commission has the below mandate (refined.)

The Anticapture Commission exists to prevent capture of the Token House by any one stakeholder or group of stakeholders (protocols, OP Chains, etc.).

Please note this commission’s duties are in service to tokenholders. The commission may not explicitly limit tokenholder power and may not limit the rights of tokenholders in favor of any other stakeholder group in any way.

Goals (refined for clarity and to reduce scope):

  • Provide alerts to the Citizens’ House when concerns arise over significant imbalances in power between groups of stakeholders using the process outlined here. Please note any member of the community may flag a concern to be considered by the anticapture commission via the commission’s email.

  • Vote on all proposals that are subject to a Citizens’ House veto. The Commission is not expected to cast votes on all proposals but exercising the Commission’s delegation is important to passing Protocol Upgrades, and any other proposals subject to Citizens’ House veto.

  • While not required, the Commission may also chose to:

    • Advocate for the continued decentralization of governance infrastructure and processes, so no one party exercises undue influence over the system.

    • Research, analyze, and advocate for transparency related to the distribution of voting power.

Membership

Membership will continue to be comprised of high impact delegates but Council Leads will no longer qualify, separate of meeting membership criteria. Several Council Leads resigned last Season as they didn’t have the ability or context required to contribute meaningfully.

  • Members must be an individual or professional delegate and not a representative of a protocol or corporation

  • Members, as described above, must be in the top 100 delegates AND

    • Maintain = > 70% voting participation over the previous Season (including the following Reflection Period.) This requirement has been simplified to ensure delegates have enough context without overcomplicating criteria.
    • Have received retro voter rewards in any of S1-S5
  • All qualifying members must opt-in to be part of the Commission. Please note: All members need to KYC to vote as a member of the Anticapture Commission.

Membership will be determined based on the above criteria at the beginning of each Season. We will eliminate the mid-point recalculation as it adds substantial overhead, creates disruptive onboarding requirements, and did not result in substantial turnover.

Anticapture Commission votes are cast based on a simply majority of individual member votes, unless the Commission Internal Operating Procedures stipulate otherwise.

Member Responsibilities

In exchange for being entrusted with additional voting power, Anticapture Commission members will be expected to:

  • Members will be expected to vote on 70% of all ACC votes expected to be cast in the Token House. Last season, participation requirements were underspecified. If a Member does not meet this expectation, they will not be eligible to be on the Anticapture Commission the following Season. This is in line with the voting participation requirements of top delegates and all delegation programs in the Collective.

  • The requirements to attend/host office hours and provide delegate approvals will be removed, based on member feedback.

    • It is recommended, but not required, that members attend internal meetings and/or community office hours, as appropriate. Members that cannot attend should provide async feedback on drafts or meeting notes.
  • All other requirements for members and the Lead will remain the same, with the exception of the elimination of the Lead’s former responsibilities around calculating mid-point membership. See here.

  • The frequency of internal meetings is at the discretion of the Commission Lead but should be aligned with governance minimization.

  • It is recommended, but not required, for members to make best efforts to provide feedback on and/or contribute to authorship of any reports circulated to the Citizens’ House.

The new charter, updated with the above changes, can be viewed in its entirety here.

Qualifying Delegates (to be updated below at conclusion of Special Voting Cycle #23b)

  • TBD

What Does it Mean for Delegates?

The proposed amendments to the Anticapture Commission will go to a vote in Special Voting Cycle #23a. You can see the full details in the Season 6 Reflection Period Guide. If the amendments are not approved, the Anticapture Commission will continue to through the end of Season 6, as approved in the original proposal.

In either case, the Anticapture Commission will continue to be delegated 10M OP from the Governance Fund through the end of Season 6.

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As part of the Path to Open Metagovernance, we’ll be experimenting with polls this Reflection Period.

Are there any aspects of the Anticapture Commission Amendment that you are NOT supportive of?

Please provide additional feedback in the comments if you select any answers below

  • Reduction in scope
  • Elimination of non-voting participation requirements
  • Elimination of auto-qualification for all Leads
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Do you believe this proposal is ready to move to vote?

Please provide additional feedback in the comments if you select any of the below

  • Yes
  • Yes, with adjustments
  • No
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Thanks for the clarification of the updated mandate, goals, qualification, and responsibilities of ACC. All make sense to us.

“here” should be linked to Anticapture Commission ?

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