New week, new update!
We had some time to process your messages and even had the pleasure to talk to some of you to go deeper into the feedback.
Thank you all very much for taking the time to formulate your concerns and provide us with feedback!
The main feedback seems to be that the current design is overly-complex and restrictive, as some developers might not, for example, want an auction to initialize their SNS. Moreover, for many, the highest priority seems to be a governance system.
While we still think that the originally proposed design is one possible way to provide an SNS “out of the box” from the NNS, we acknowledge that developers want more flexibility and might only want to use some of the SNS components (i.e., not the “full box”).
Therefore, the current thinking is to revise the SNS design & implementation and to aim at starting with a more minimal SNS consisting of a governance and ledger canister.
Other features, such as the auction, will be rolled out at a later stage and in a very modular way. This would allow those developers that only want a governance and/or ledger canister to already use them.
We also briefly want to mention that there is another NNS-related project that will allow neurons to become so-called “community fund neurons” and contribute their staked ICP tokens to a community fund that can then be invested. While the efforts related to this project are tracked separately, we will of course ensure that the designs are compatible such that investing in SNSs is possible.
What are the next steps?
First, we will go back to the drawing board. For example, we have to think about what a minimal governance system should include and we will reconsider whether it makes sense to refactor the NNS canisters and repurpose them for the SNS or whether implementing the SNS canisters from scratch would be more effective (classic software engineering practical decision: refactor or recreate)
The idea is that, once we have sufficient clarity on what a new design could look like, we will share a new draft for a motion proposal that replaces the one above.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and wish you all a happy weekend!
PS a small personal note: @lara will be out the next week or so @dralves , @jwiegley , and I be covering for her on the community forums. Please be patient as three dudes try to cover one half of Lara.