I don’t trust that the collection of forum responses thusfar expresses a meaningful quorum of YFI token holders’ actual thoughts about this proposal. I wouldn’t dismiss Andre’s introduction of this idea as just a dopamine fix. Aragon have top minds and have been working for a long time on hard governance issues. I for one believe they are a well intentioned community and could be a compatible fit for integration into the Yearn ecosystem.
Now, we recently switched over to a multisig in order to streamline decision-making process because “developers were being held back by governance”. However, since I’m not involved in the day to day governance and decision-making within Yearn, I’d like to see replies from those who are. Can we please hear from as many of the 20+ employees and current multisig holders as are willing to share? Would Andre spare some cycles to further flesh out his perspective on why this might be a positive direction to pursue?
Should we explore whether to reside in the jurisdiction of the Aragon court and be subject to their dispute resolution process? How would this compare to our current dispute resolution process?
As well intentioned and trusted as people are, let’s not be naive and forget history, even within crypto there have been major rifts in large communities that have resulted in catastrophe. Would the Aragon Court help us navigate these inevitable future disputes?
Ultimately, we need to be thinking carefully about minimizing attack surface, especially whatever is exposed from internal disputes. Think about the situation with bitcoin.com, /r/btc and @bitcoin (twitter). Bad disputes can tear great communities to shreds.
So I can’t say I’d vote yes today, but I definitely want to explore this idea more. I just question whether this forum is an appropriate medium for that exploration, the signal to noise ratio is pretty dense.