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Free TON DevOps SubGovernance proposal

Free TON DevOps SubGovernance

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General description

This document suggests an implementation of on-chain governance for FreeTON DevOps as a separate interface with all the functions that the main Free TON governance has, based on ​https://freeton.org/contests​ as an additional bookmark.

The mission of the FreeTON DevOps governance is to improve the Free TON infrastructure, including FreeTON services, tools, and software with the goal of enhancing the Free TON ecosystem. Create a group of qualified juries to provide professional feedback and support in a DevOps field.

Build the FreeTON Application platform based on TON OS DApp Server to make Free TON more attractive for end users and ensure End-to-end Decentralization.

Governance proposal specification

It is proposed to create on-chain governance integration for Free TON DevOps within which the following will be available:

  1. Free TON DevOps Governance Initial Members​ are to form the initial Free TON DevOps Governance for the next 4 months (until 1 of April 2021)​

  2. Further members of FreeTON DevOps Governance will be based on DevOps Governance contests and everyone who took places from 1st to 3rd may propose themselves to the government member

  3. The max number of members of the F​ree TON DevOps Governance Org is 15, the min number is 10. The decisions within the F​ree TON DevOps Governance Org are to be taken by 50% + 1 vote.If the quantity of members will hit a limit, candidates can be able to join in the next cycle (equals 4 months)

  4. The F​ree TON DevOps Governance Org has to ensure:

  • smooth running of Free TON DevOps Governance;
  • running of Contests;
  • development and review of Contest Proposals (CP);
  • distribution of funds to contest winners
  • administrative work such as announcing Contests, inviting developers to apply for Contests, consulting developers, announcing results of Contests, consulting jurors, etc
  1. The Contests that are to be run by F​ree TON DevOps governance have the following characteristics:
  • to be on the topics mentioned below;
  • could be multistaged with the limited access to the 2, 3, N stage for the winners from earlier stages;
  • to be launched by accepting CPs by Free TON DevOps Governance members;
  • could be run in parallel;

The Free TON DevOps Initial Members are the following:

Name Telegram Background Public Key
Renat Skitsan Telegram DevOps with 5+ years of experience, Validator dbab2a32120be106f1eb9dbd80ca7c87742f574f31a5d7f188f695efa47e5e6d
Senya Ostrovsky Telegram DevOps with 5+ years of experience, winner of previous DevOps contest, top 50 of DePool game 9b5bcf6ccdb180da143fa9fa784abb8917efabda1dde9fddede28e392e4c1b43
Artem Ryabov Telegram TON Labs 498849b2c8881cb7ece1e92f965933d0780c2852eb8760d97c0eb7ce828dd02f
Mitya Goroshevskiy Telegram TON Labs 6ff322ad669dfad2f396b98bdc8690cc49926f6a10cd7f10d07f031841cf09ef
Anatoly Ustinov Telegram DevOps with 20+ years of experience.

Enterprise infrastructure architect.

Enterprise storage senior engineer.

Enterprise virtualization arch\engineer

Top 10 of DePool game on a low cost server ^_^

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Serge Medvedev Telegram Software engineer, winner of the 1st DevOps contest, author of TONOS SDK bindings for Lua and Clojure, creator and maintainer of the freeton-staking-manager 2aedb672fa9944bafca2a9517bd96b255e9e0da2ca8da4668b356320f34eb91e
Sergey Tyurin Telegram Engineer; C, C++, ... programmer; DevOps; admin of FLD network 2c0ec55a109eb466d9db5ee7c3adb075e77627ade83ae17cea847671ab8f0a85
Itakura Telegram Active community member 9176985c03dd3aaaa8ba4952b775af86776412fe6ed99fe9ff366768967b92da
Vladimir Simonov Telegram Validator for Freeton and different current blockchain projects, Magister Ludi and Depool game winner, Devops as a hobby, E-commerce and retail projects CEO, International logistics and supply chain management. 47280bcd8ec7f71dd189a374ba7fc0e8837eafbb61f073a1d12954232a4c0f10
Anton Zavodovskyi Telegram DevOps with 5+ years of experience. 7c560a506bfc0df38ac9f70bcecb21e70cdab72b0284c331f19099965aaa68b1
Stanislav Telegram DevOps 5+ years. Free TON Validator. Python developer. 2nd place in Game0 of Magister Ludi contest, in top 10 of DePools Game. a4ee077ead36bed587e9afbcb44fb1d652dc8d11e892a40c6374f129241c19f2
Artem Moiseenko Telegram SRE, DevSecOps, AWS solution architect
~15 year working with linux system
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Anton Telegram DevOps with 20+ years of experience.

Go developer. 1st place in Game0 of Magister Ludi contest, in top 10 of DePools Game.

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Dmitry Summit Telegram Validator in Free TON and different current blockchain projects, Magister Ludi and Depool game winner, Devops, system analyst, CTO w/programmer background. ef060a52434c315ea4f32e75d524c6634ebe10478fb09db5c667d22ce5e9912e
Ekaterina Pantaz Telegram TON Labs c9ae3b1c6aca828864702999e7bf1bd6f760f62988e056a4ba3a6104cde5fc17

Free TON DevOps Governance multisig wallet

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Summary table

Stage TONs amount When Contests
1 673 120 Upfront
  1. Free TON DevOps Jury Contest
  2. Packaging and releasing to public repositories (for any OS) tools like TONOS-CLI, ton-node(c++,rust), tvm_linker, etc.
  3. Scripts to create local environment for developers for Linux/OSX, Windows, compiler scripts for smart contracts, etc
  4. Validator Failover Solution - Validator Redundancy and Network Availability + TON Node (Rust)
  5. DevOps Rust node contest (tooling, automation scripts, validator monitoring)
2 560 000* After completing previous stage
  1. Rust node debug contest
  2. Rust node validator contest (MLudi game for Rust validators)
  3. Developing non-docker TON OS Startup Edition deployment (Linux, OSX, Windows)
  4. Design economical model for L1 E2ED Application Platform (rewarding of running TON OS DApp servers based on FreeTON network fees).
3 448 000* After completing previous stage
  1. Common practices for configuring systems with C++ Node, Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server for better performance and lower latency. Kernel parameters, network parameters, tuning OS, filesystems, optimizing hardware configuration and C++ Node/Rust node/DApp Server settings.
  2. Design documents for security best practices (including OS system configuration, hardware and requirements for providers, signing transactions)
  3. Design economical model for L1 E2ED Application Platform (rewarding of running TON OS DApp servers based on FreeTON network fees).
4 448 000* After completing previous stage
  1. Backups and disaster recovery solutions TON OS DApp
  2. Documenting Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server logging subsystems, categories of events and events severity. Identifying log patterns, corresponding to the most common anomalies, requiring attention
  3. TON OS DApp server reliability game (needs economical model first)

* the list of contests and required budget can change depending on results of previous stages

Free TON DevOps Costs Estimate

This estimate is based on a forecast of the total Tons required to run all Free TON DevOps Contests within the 4 months (until 1st of April 2021) after the Free TON DevOps SubGovernance is launched.

Contests Funds Tons per Contest Possible Contests per month Subtotal Tons

per month

Total Tons per 4 months
Contests Remuneration Fund:
  • remuneration for the teams participating in the contests
  • up to 5 winners per Contest
  • unlimited participants
  • up to 100 000 Tons per winner
  • remuneration is to be KPI-based, including KPIs like bug fixing and code support
200 000 3 600 000 2 400 000
Jury Remuneration Fund:
  • remuneration for jurors for review of CPs, assessment of submissions for Contests, including code review
  • up to 20 000 Tons
  • Tons to be distributed to those jurors who participate in both - review of CPs and assessment of submissions for the same Contests
  • Tons to be distributed after assessment, including code review of submissions
20 000 3 60 000 240 000
Org Funds Tons per Contest Subtotal Tons

per month

Total Tons per 4 months
Administrative Fund:
  • remuneration for development of CP
  • remuneration for administrative work, such as running of Contests, including announcing Contests, inviting developers to apply for Contests, consulting developers, announcing results of Contests, reminding winners about submission deadlines, consulting jurors, ensuring the timely payouts to the winners, jurors, etc.
  • Tons to be distributed when Free TON DevOps Members accepts CP by launching corresponding Contest
4000 12 000 48 000
Total 672 000 2 688 000

Topics of the Contests

The topics of the nearest Contests mentioned according to their priority

1) Free TON DevOps Jury Contest

Goal: attract professionals which will be motivated to grow and enhance the Free TON ecosystem by participation in the FreeTON DevOps SubGovernance structure. This will help achieve the goal of decentralized Governance 2.0. This is the first contest to be run by the FreeTON DevOps Initial Members.

2) FreeTON infrastructure development and support

Goal: build and support all the tools/services required for development and reliable operation of FreeTON infrastructure

Subtopics
  • Deployment (using docker images as well as bare-metal) and release workflow for Rust/C++ fullnode, TON OS CLI and other tools/services/libraries.
  • High Availability & Disaster recovery for the FreeTON services, backups and restores
  • Performance and latency optimization for the FreeTON services. Performance tests
  • Logging (collecting, parsing, anomaly detection and alerting). Logs specification
  • Monitoring (availability metrics, performance metrics, High Availability, Disaster Recovery statuses)
  • RTDB deploying/managing/support tools/scripts/instructions and etc
  • Develop security best practices for FreeTON services. Node security standards (settings to mitigate the impact of DDoS attacks, сomplex system security settings, best practice of node install)
  • Ton validators pool - a resource which will publicity in real-time information about validators - name, id, stack, total balance, staking tools, transaction confirmations tools
  • Collecting technical wiki about commands, tricks, hacks for a node like manual sending stack, manual checking voting, etc.
Contests
  1. Packaging and releasing to public repositories (for any OS) the following tools (TONOS-CLI, tonnode(c++,rust), tvm_linker, etc)
  2. Scripts to create local environment for developers for Linux/OSX,Windows, compiler scripts for smart contracts, etc
  3. Developing non-docker TON OS Startup Edition deployment (Linux, OSX, Windows)
  4. Validator Failover Solution - Validator Redundancy and Network Availability
  5. Backups and disaster recovery solutions for TON Node (C++)
  6. Backups and disaster recovery solutions for TON Node (Rust) and TON OS DApp
  7. Design documents for security best practices (including OS system configuration, hardware and requirements for providers, signing transactions)
  8. Common practices for configuring systems with C++ Node, Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server for better performance and lower latency. Kernel parameters, network parameters, tuning OS, filesystems, optimizing hardware configuration and C++ Node/Rust node/DApp Server settings.
  9. Documenting Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server logging subsystems, categories of events and events severity. Identifying log patterns, corresponding to the most common anomalies, requiring attention. Collecting logs from Rust Nodes and TON OS DApp Servers. In-depth analysis of logs collected. Real-time monitoring of logs, detecting anomalies and alerting
  10. DePool monitoring (balance, slashing, efficiency)

3) Free TON E2ED Application platform

Goal: build a decentralized platform for developers and businesses to make it really easy to develop, deploy, monitor and access their DApps based on the FreeTON network, ensuring end-to-end decentralization for each user

Subtopics
  • TON OS DApp server endpoints information availability on-chain. Implement TON OS DApp server reliability metrics (сlients should use the most reliable ones)
  • Mechanism for clients to discover and access TON OS DApp server endpoints in an anonymous and decentralized way.
  • Specification/Design of technical requirements/characteristics for FreeTON E2ED Application platform (e.q acceptable latency/delay for user experience, throughput/performance)
  • Develop an easy to use tooling for creating and deploying TON OS DApps
  • TON OS DApp server reliability contest (needs economical model first)
Contests
  1. Design reliability metrics for TON OS DApp server endpoints
  2. TON OS DApp server reliability game (needs economical model first)

4) Economics & monetization/rewarding

Goal: find a way to make it attractive to join and become a provider of TON OS DApp Servers / Oracles / Databases. Build a monetization and rewards model for supporting TON OS DApp server infrastructure / Oracles / Databases

Subtopics
  • Design economical model for L1 E2ED Application Platform (rewarding of running TON OS DApp servers based on FreeTON network fees)
  • Design fees price in terms of estimated complexity of the query, size of the query response, latency or any other parameters
  • Design reliability metrics for TON OS DApp servers and slashing conditions based on them (e.q. big latency, response an error, malicious responses)
Contests
  1. Design economical model for L1 E2ED Application Platform (rewarding of running TON OS DApp servers based on FreeTON network fees)

5) Validators contests

Goal: to build and debug Rust node validator infrastructure. Run contests to compete in validation cycles

Contests
  1. DevOps Rust node contest
  2. Rust node debug contest
  3. Rust node validators contest

Costs estimates per Stage

(1 Stage ~ 1 month)

Contest Participants reward Jury reward Org reward Total
Free TON DevOps Jury Contest 1000 100 20 1120
Packaging and releasing to public repositories (for any OS) tools like TONOS-CLI, ton-node(c++,rust), tvm_linker, etc. 100 000 10 000 2 000 112 000
Scripts to create local environment for developers for Linux/OSX, Windows, compiler scripts for smart contracts, etc 100 000 10 000 2 000 112 000
Validator Failover Solution - Validator Redundancy and Network Availability 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
DevOps Rust node contest (tooling, automation scripts, validator monitoring) 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
Stage 1
673 120
Rust node debug contest 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
Rust node validator contest (MLudi game for Rust validators) will be requested additionally
Developing non-docker TON OS Startup Edition deployment (Linux, OSX, Windows) 100 000 10 000 2 000 112 000
Design economical model for L1 E2ED Application Platform (rewarding of running TON OS DApp servers based on FreeTON network fees). 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
Stage 2 ~ 560 000
Design documents for security best practices (including OS system configuration, hardware and requirements for providers, signing transactions) 100 000 10 000 2 000 112 000
Common practices for configuring systems with C++ Node, Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server for better performance and lower latency. Kernel parameters, network parameters, tuning OS, filesystems, optimizing hardware configuration and C++ Node/Rust node/DApp Server settings. 100 000 10 000 2 000 112 000
Design reliability metrics for TON OS DApp Server 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
Stage 3 ~ 448 000
Backups and disaster recovery solutions TON OS DApp 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
Documenting Rust Node and TON OS DApp Server logging subsystems, categories of events and events severity. Identifying log patterns, corresponding to the most common anomalies, requiring attention 200 000 20 000 4000 224 000
TON OS DApp server reliability game (needs economical model first) will be requested additionally
Stage 4 ~ 448 000

Disclaimer

Anyone can participate, but Free TON does not distribute Tons to US citizens or entities.

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DevOps SubGovernance multisig:

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will be deployed on today meeting with all initial members pub keys


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I suggest to reduce Jury Remuneration Fund by five times - to 2 000 * 3 = 6 000 * 4 = 24 000

We supposed to keep 5% of contest budget as it works in main governance. If budget for whole contest about 50000 than jures will receive 2500 and etc
I think it’s reasonable just because it’s techinal contests which require downloading of code, running, testing and etc., not just vote.

Думаю девопс нужен, куда же без него. Конечно это будет дербан бюджетов, без этого никак, но иначе развитие застопорится.

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I think this direction is very important for whole ecosystem!

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Half of the document is devoted to juries and how juries led by the initial members will be spending the budget tokens. As Mitja correctly put it recently - juries should be separated from and independent of Subgovernances. Not chosen by Subgovernance. The main role of juries is to provide an expert appraisal of the contestant work and not to participate in distribution of funds. Lets cut out the Jury part from the proposal and see what remains.

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We already have Dev Experience Governance. Why duplicate? It looks so that the sub-government is created for the sake of the sub-government. In fact, the main benefit from this will not be for the community, but for the organizers of this sub-government themselves. Such global and important contests as the search for new validators for the mainnet are best left to TON Labs, which everyone trusts.

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It looks like a fait accompli, at least because it is not in the proposal section, but in the one created for these needs :smiley: Decentralization pure :shushing_face: :joy:
Did the initial members even sign the DoD?

DevExp already have 5 or more directions, initially we thought the same way and have plan to organize a group inside DevExp, but DevExp already overloaded that’s why we decided to go this way. Just to scale development

This part of ecosystem is very important. But we already had something very similar here: Validator Contest: Devops tools [Finished]

Now subgov, whats the difference?

The proposal is more about jury rewards, not the tools themself.

Agree. Just discussed that on today meeting, I totally agree with this idea, but for now we don’t have such mechanic as I know. How we can proceed now without jury? I understand correctly that we can just create Jury contest and say that initial members can’t be in jury list, right?

Oh, I see. Initial members should not vote for jury selection, but who will vote? We can delete all about jury from the document but what to add instead?

Yes, it’s first devops contest, check the list of contents in our proposal, we have match more. Regarding jury rewards, we got it, we will completely remove jury section from the proposal. Initial members will not be in jury list. At least we can try to go this way

Very detailed and interesting Topics of Contests. I would like to take part in some of them. So I’m in.

But it is very important for the community to achieve all results published more widely. Maybe wiki, maybe some catalog, so everyone (even with currently pessimistic voice) will see the real results.

Please add some information about members into the proposal. You can take a look how Korean SG did it.

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Thanks! Working on it.

Thanks! Will rework a document little bit.

That is, these 4 people from Free TON DevOps Org will receive all the Organizational Funds?

for sure - no, we will rework this part of the document

Hi folks! Thank you all for your criticism and support. We updated document including all your proposals and corrections:

  • We removed part regarding jury to separate members from juries
  • Changed rewards for org works and etc
  • Added additional info about gov members
  • Created additional table with budget estimation for each contest
  • We have devided whole requsted budget on 4 parts

We requst only first part, community will see results and only after that we will request budget for second list of contests and etc.