Aaron Cox and Daniel Larimer on the Future of EdenOS and EOS
In addition to Yves La Rose, Aaron Cox, and of course Daniel Larimer, arguably wield more influence over the EOS mainnet than anyone else. Even more so since the founding of the EOS Network Foundation, development of EdenOS / ClarionOS, and the distancing of B1.
Dan interviewed Aaron over the course of 50 minutes. A variety of topics were discussed. Most are mentioned within this article.
Aaron on Security. One really interesting idea from Aaron pertained to trusting dapp developers. He’s seriously considering a dapp security protocol independent of Anchor. Other wallets would be able to use the protocol so that users themselves can authenticate each dapp. This seems to be an integral solution for key security.
Dan on Functionality. Later in the discussion Dan emphasized usability and guiding ecosystem development toward a more natural feel. He expanded upon functionality and progressively empowering users. Dan described how users could eventually come to know Anchor as their password manager.
Aaron on a Permission Hierarchy. Aaron touched upon permission levels. His idea expand upon Steemit’s permission hierarchy, that of posting and active keys. Ownership keys are not included here because Aaron's idea seems to be limited to the operational realm.
App Development. Aaron went on to discuss Greymass’ push toward app development for low security functions absent of token transfers. This would allow for more robust user engagement. Currently, Anchor has a section called “Sessions” that would likely be renamed “Apps”. Users may one day soon be able to easily add and remove apps via Anchor. Dan added how networking (community reporting) can protect against potentially dangerous apps.
Dan asked Aaron about specific steps being taken to advance Eden. He replied that the community faces many of the same ‘hurdles’ that currently limits the EOS mainnet including:
In addition to these, Aron identified Eden specific improvements like off-season (non-election times) communication. Aaron continues to plan out fund allocation for either delegation or directly by his hand. A longer term election (6 months vs 3 months) would likely lead him to delegating substantial funds.
Dan went into overlapping Chief Delegate terms while Aron added insight into multisig budgets. Aaron pointed out how senior delegates would be instrumental in passing on knowledge. Dan touched upon how Chief Delegate operations would likely change as Eden membership grows.
What started to become clear is that next year’s Eden will not resemble its current dynamic.
DRIFTING INTO THE HORIZON
There’s a lot to consider like what happens to ongoing projects and ratifying on-the-fence solutions ready, or near-ready, for deployment at the end of a term. Elements on Aaron’s active radar may be ascertained from his mention of how challenging and inconvenient it’s to find information.
Expanding the Mainnet. More Equal Animals is a guide for applying fractal governance toward a profound end. EdenOS and ClarionOS are need technologies towards these ends. Aaron’s focus has historically been on operational elements. Starting with a wallet and then progressing to applications makes good sense. As Head Chief, Aaron is widening his vision with the capacity for helping developers navigate a broader horizon.
This video was not just a meeting of developer minds, but of visionary ascension. Together they jested about how top-level development has gripped hold their focus over hands-on-programming.
We really want to make it so that the blockchain side of things is less of a concern for users. [44:08]
Social engagement and community building is key. And the ease of use of Violet.Garden is going to be critical to its success. [48:34]
Here’s a direct link to the video in case it doesn’t play.
Yeah the "people processes" will hopefully be put in the Meta Eden repo on the EOS communityy github page. The point of the repo was to write down these soft-science ideas. Perhaps putting it on github was self-defeating as it's a barrier for non-tech people.
The general problem stems from the simple fact that the people that design these systems think like programmers, and often overlook social things like what happens when we all get in a room. I remember Aaron and I were in a room and that happened, just a little akwardness so I took charge of pushing the process along. Last test election I was in with Lovejoy first, who took lead on directing the activities. Then barnes was in second group and lead.
Having a protocol for the group when we are on the video call only works if #1 it's "there" written somewhere #2 if participants know about it and #3 there's a system in place for feedback. I'll add a specific folder on Eden to deal with the actual meeting format, because as Aaron mentioned, that was the biggest noticeable flag, and just as important as the smart contracts.
Webauthn-like system sounds great. Always stoked to learn how Greymass is bringing people to the chain!! Don't be afraid to break EOS, meaning break it and make it better. Ultra's resource model seems way better.
I like what dan says about the trailing payments. I'm seeing a beautiful curve in my mind.
Imma say this loud for Dan, THE RANDOM PICKING OF THE LAST WINNER IS A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE IDEA, its enough randomness with the group selection. With that randomness, there's still Demagogues that could slip through to the last round. People that talk but don't add value to the ecosystem, even if they are fully honest good people and good intentioned.
We just got very lucky with Aaron winning, in my opinion. Not that all candidates weren't worthy, but I think there's lightyears between what Aaron will do.
Dan, Looking forward to watching your growth in understanding what's possible in social collaboration. When you bring up Justice, I hope you will think of Karma, not guilt/punishment that has kept us from evolving as a species. When you talk of property rights, I hope you also think about permissioned spaces that are declared as the shared property of the community, or all people on Earth. I do hope you look into the biomimetic (and also fractal) 'governance' and idea curation systems I've designed and read my Web 4 Manifesto to evolve your perspective of Abundance and why biomimetic systems resonate in a meaningful way that can catalyze societal advancement toward collaboration and harmony.
The news does not end on eos