I’m sure there were plenty of different parts of his WIP that spoke to different members of the community. I’m not sure if you’re suggesting that he would have lost the vote had the compensation structure not included the high watermark, but the burden of proof on this one will be heavy. He won with over 97% of the vote.
This is correct and I won’t argue against the fact that it’s fair to say the buck stops there.
I view the potential of the Wonderland community to be better than fulfilling our most basic obligations.
As an example of this - you can look to the ongoing vote to provide mods with back-pay. Look for Nal X’s explanation on the DAO Discussion post about the expectations following the takeover from the previous community management team for additional context on that.
In addition to this act of recognition, steps are being taken to secure their income stream once SkyH leaves, as no one can be sure that payment activities will take place as expected, while the DAO is expecting work to continue.
Had SkyH not put this up to a vote, their income stream would be at serious risk - especially considering how long it takes us to formalize a new TM.
This recent example proves to me that the community is generally willing to overlook previous agreements in the interest of doing what is right.
I don’t believe this to be an appropriate comparison - Sifu launched his own project with his own rules. He has full control over everything that happens. In contrast, SkyH was hired to essentially bail out a sinking ship.
As has been evidenced by the last 3 months - it’s quite clear that obstacles popped up which did not exist when Sifu was TM of WL, nor were they expected by anyone prior to SkyH accepting the terms of his agreement. Theoretically, it could be argued as violating the conditions of the initial agreement as he did not have the support of Dani for decisions he intended on making.
We basically sent the man to the frontlines for us several times with a broken weapon.
I understand that the end result would be the same in your scenario, however, I see the messaging around this being relatively important. Having the courage to revisit an initial agreement, especially as info about the true state of affairs with WL management has come out, is more in line with the character I feel Wonderland should strive for. Perhaps I’m in the minority here.
We could just as easily setup a proposal to ask SkyH to provide a training demo for all the aspiring TM’s, where he gets on a Teams call/Zoom call and records himself going through each of WL’s assets, shares his insight, his current strategy, and how he would manage them over the next 6 months and slap a 50k price tag on it as a billable service. It would be well worth the money, but I’m not really a fan of hidden agendas.