Author Topic: [BBF][worker] Update BitShares' General Public Presentation (new domains inside)  (Read 1290 times)

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Dear community,

I'd like to update the community on a new plan that the BBF would like to pursue in the next months:

    http://www.bitshares.foundation/workers/2018-04-general-presentation

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Offline paliboy

Why is domain costs listed as $15k when they were already purchased? Did you purchase them from 3rd parties? Who paid for that?

bitshares.legal, bitshares.works and bitshares.exchange don't have domain information public, why? Who owns them now?

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Please post to steem as well. Thanks.

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I suggest the team add extra budget to improve SEO for bitshares.foundation. The reason why those lawyers, exchange and any parties want to contact Bitshares will go bitshares.org because bitshares.org is listed as Top One when Google Search "Bitshare".

Note: bitshares.foundation listed on 3rd page when search "Bitshares" on Google. Result may vary depend on location.
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Why is domain costs listed as $15k when they were already purchased? Did you purchase them from 3rd parties? Who paid for that?

bitshares.legal, bitshares.works and bitshares.exchange don't have domain information public, why? Who owns them now?

I'm guessing because if you announce such a worker before buying them you're very likely to get screwed over.

I'm sure foundation will provide relevant invoices like always.

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The domains have been acquired already... it's too late for bad guys to blackmail the foundation/community at this point. Was it purchased by somebody associated with foundation but paid with private money? Is the requested sum kind of reimbursement?

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Costs below are the maximum that could possible be needed and as always we will try for a more economical approach

The cost should not be "up to $15k" but should be an already-known number.

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its not up to...domains have 15k fixed

Offline bright-forest

Hi Fabian,

When can we vote on this ?

Thanks,
Thomas

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Already votable. There's a bug in the GUI causing last few workers to not show in the list. Should be fixed in the next GUI release which I believe is tomorrow

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Great, Thanks clockwork  :)

Offline oxarbitrage

please clarify why domains that cost 15 usd each are costing 15,000 usd.

also, will this websites be available fully open under MIT in github ? so we can clone them, send pull requests ? i understand the .legal maybe will not accept pull requests but the others ?

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Why is domain costs listed as $15k when they were already purchased? Did you purchase them from 3rd parties? Who paid for that?

bitshares.legal, bitshares.works and bitshares.exchange don't have domain information public, why? Who owns them now?
Those domains have been obtained by ChainSquad GmbH out of pocket. The .exchange domain was the most expensive in
the set with >$10k that were paid to the original owner.
The domain information is not public since the domain is supposed to be migrated to the BitShares Blockchain Foundation
after covering the costs for those domains. The domain bitshares.foundation is somewhat special because it is handed over
to the BBF for usage while the costs are still covered by ChainSquad GmbH.
UItimately, I (as the CEO of ChainSquad GmbH) want those domains to be owned by BBF and my own costs covered.

I suggest the team add extra budget to improve SEO for bitshares.foundation. The reason why those lawyers, exchange and any parties want to contact Bitshares will go bitshares.org because bitshares.org is listed as Top One when Google Search "Bitshare".
I would ask the web devs to do the basic SEO, thanks for letting us know.

The cost should not be "up to $15k" but should be an already-known number.
The domain costs are fixed - the other items are budgets for development

When can we vote on this ?
Actually, the blockchains knows this worker already. A bug in the UI prevents users from voting on it. A fix for this has been merged already and I hope the web devs can make an "early" release

also, will this websites be available fully open under MIT in github ? so we can clone them, send pull requests ? i understand the .legal maybe will not accept pull requests but the others ?
Whatever the community pays will be published Open Source on github.
We intend to make heavy use of jekyll and sphinx.
Those repos will all be placed in the bitshares organization (like committee.bitshares.works repo)
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Thanks for replies

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Now that the new UI allows to vote for the new worker, I would kindly remind everyone to evaluate this worker. Thank you for you consideration.
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