For April 2018 #68
The list of contributions below was produced by reviewing the results of this GitHub issues query: org:bisq-network involves:cbeams updated:2018-04-01..2018-04-30.
The list below does not include activities that are a normal part of performing a given role. For example, I have not included conducting the April 4th-6th voting round, because this is a normal part of performing Compensation Maintainer role duties. Likewise, I have not included the work that I did to operate the @bisq_network Twitter handle, as this is part of the Twitter Admin role.
What follows, then, is work that I contributed wearing the hat of a normal contributor, i.e. work that anyone could have done without any of the rights or privileges or obligations that come with owning a specific role. For example, I've listed reviewing certain pull requests below, because that is work that any contributor can do. But merging pull requests is not included, because that is work that only maintainers can do.
I find it quite challenging to to assign itemized BSQ values to the items below. As I've argued in bisq-network/proposals#19, we must collectively get good at doing this, but it's going to take some practice, and it's going to take employing some good rules of thumb and heuristics to get there. As I mentioned in that proposal, I think that taking the amount of time spent on a given effort multiplied by one's hourly rate can be a good starting point for these values, but that we must ultimately check that against whether the amount reflects actual value added to the Bisq Network and its users. And we must find a way to do all of this without getting lost in time tracking and other non-productive overhead.
This month, I'm going with a single, high-level request of 12,000 BSQ, similar to the compensation requests I've filed over the previous months, but I'm going to do what I can to submit a more itemized compensation request next month.
As we grow and distribute roles more widely, it should get easier to do this. A big part of the challenge here is that we have so few people doing so many things, and that just makes things inherently hard to track and itemize. Perhaps it will remain not worth the trouble in the short term, I don't know. But I believe that the more we're all able to put our heads down and focus deeply on just a few things each month, the easier it will get to submit compensation requests for that work, and the better and more intuitive a sense we'll have for how much our work is worth. Let's see.
Contributions in progress
The following are new roles that I'll create over the next month and will initially own:
The following are roles where I play a secondary role, and do not (necessarily) do monthly reports:
Notes to self
The list of roles above was generated by the following
Also useful to opening all of these issues is the following command: