[bitcoin-dev] [Pre-BIP] Community Consensus Voting System

t. khan teekhan42 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 21:23:19 UTC 2017

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 2:22 PM, alp alp <alp.bitcoin at gmail.com> wrote:

> These are non-answers.  Someone must decide.  Someone must decide what
> kind of company counts (e.g. does a dark market seller count as a
> business?  Does some guy who sells $10/year worth of goods using Bitcoin
> count the same as large companies like Coinbase/BitPay/Blockstream).
> Someone must decide which websites are checked for votes or addresses.
> Someone must decide if a rogue employee made a transaction on behalf of the
> company or not.

The less centralized decision making there is, the better. All confirmed
votes will be added to each BIP, so everyone can make their own decision as
to whether or not they want to count it. Remember, this is about gauging
community support.

Rogue employees?: The company in question would have to deal with that.

> Registering domain names is trivial and can be automated if the incentives
> were needed for it.

Mountains out of mole hills here—if the domain name is registered after
voting is called, that would be a pretty clear indicator it's a fake

> You mention developers who have commit access.  This excludes the vast
> majority of developers.  You also don't mention which repositories count.
> Do the developers of bcoin count or not?

After further consideration, and as the goal of this is to determine what
the community will support, developers won't have a confirmed vote. They
would get a standard vote though, just like everyone else.
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