In general I think this is a good initiative, but I would prefer if you split it up into two proposals - one related to BrightID and another related to Proof of Humanity, for $50k in bounties each.
Last grants round Santi was seeking Moloch DAO add liquidity to the UBI/ETH pool, and multiple Moloch members expressed doubt about that being something Moloch DAO should fund. Instead of Santi remaining in the Moloch DAO community, after he received criticism for his proposal, he ragequit.
I would vote yes to Bright ID and no to Proof of Humanity, because it seems weird for a founder of a project to ragequit a DAO, then that DAO later giving that person’s project money. What sort of precedents do we want to set here in Moloch? I feel like Santi would have eventually found support from Moloch DAO if he stuck around.
If Santi re-joined Moloch DAO as a member, I would vote yes for the Proof of Humanity bounty. I think that would then show that he has no hard feelings towards the DAO for not agreeing with his proposal in the past, and we have both collectively found ways to become a community.
I am just trying to ensure that Moloch doesn’t become a community that people just extract from, and don’t give back to, and when one can’t successfully extract from Moloch DAO - they leave. (I was seriously personally about to apply to Moloch DAO for a grant and ragequit as performance art if I got rejected to make a statement, because I feel it’s a bit of a weird pattern we may have going on here.)
I think that if we don’t create some solid norms, Moloch DAO will become a community of a lot of self-interested parties that become easily offended by disagreement as opposed to one that is trying to slay the god of coordination failure.
I think what Santi is doing at Proof of Humanity is definitely something that is still an experiment and bounties like this will help improve it. I would love to see more democratic governance of protocols as opposed to protocol plutocracies. I welcome him with open arms back to Moloch DAO as a member and will support this proposal after he is a member of our community again.