Legal WG Funding Proposal: Contingency Fund and Retroactive Bonus
We understand Legal WG regular work has decreased after the Commons Upgrade. There may be minor requests and needs but most of the work will be done. However, potential legal conflicts may arise and we should be prepared for that.
This is a one-time proposal to request 12,000 wxDAI.
10,000 wxDAI will be held to have sufficient funds for a quick response in case the TEC encounters legal issues.
We would like to request an additional 2,000 wxDAI to convert to TEC and distribute as a retroactive bonus among the Legal WG contributors who prepared the legal documents critical for the Hatch and the Commons Upgrade.
This proposal doesn’t cover the funding for new legal documents that we might want to build in the future. For that purpose and in the event there are additional funding needs, we will post a new proposal to the TEC, or compensate the future contributors through the Reward System.
While the Legal WG works hard to ensure that the TEC is legally sound, we still want to be prepared for potential legal issues that the TEC may encounter as a DAO. Funding proposals count days to get passed and executed in the Gardens through Conviction Voting, but legal matters are usually urgent. This proposal will help the TEC secure an emergency fund that is readily available anytime a legal issue comes up.
Contingency fund for external legal support: 10,000 wxDAI
Retroactive bonus: 2,000 wxDai in TEC via the ABC
Total: 12,000 wxDAI
The contingency legal fund should be released for legal external support only when the need arises. It will remain unused until then.
Meanwhile, the retroactive bonus will be distributed through a Gnosis multisig wallet. Below is the list of the bonus recipients, their bonus percentage, and their valuable contributions to the TEC:
- Santi (42.50%) - for coordinating and stewarding the Legal WG
- Shawn (45%) - for sharing his legal expertise in writing and reviewing several TEC legal documents such as the Hatch Terms, The Covenant, the CV Proposals T&Cs, and others
- Anja (5%) - for reviewing the Hatch Terms during the early phase of the TEC
- Marina (5%) - for reviewing the Hatch Terms during the early phase of the TEC
- Pablo (2.5%) - for contributing to the CV Proposals T&Cs
We conduct bi-weekly calls to share updates on the legal documents we work on. Every fund movement will be shared in the Comments section of this forum post and in the Legal WG calls as well.
We will set up a Gnosis multisig wallet for holding and managing the legal fund. The following stewards and community members who actively participate in Legal WG will be our multisig heroes:
Griff, Ivy, DecentralizeSDG, Zeptimus, Juanka
Ivy - Steward and WGCL
Griff - Co-steward