UPDATE: Please see comment below for explanation of Reconciliation and next steps.
REVISED UPDATE: This measure is now out of Reconciliation after Sophon review, and is adopted. See comment below for more information.
kip: 42 title: extend KIP-26 through Q2 2023 category: delegation of powers author: @JasonW (email@example.com) status: final (adopted) created: 2023-01-30 replaces: dependencies: KIP-12, KIP-21, KIP-26
Extend KIP-26 (and thus KIP-12 and KIP-21) through the second quarter of 2023.
 KIP-12 Empower key contributors to expand and organize KeeperDAO
 KIP-21 Extend KIP-12 until the end of Q2 2022
 KIP-26 Extend KIP-21 until the end of 2022
 Q1 quarterly report
 Q2 quarterly report
 Q3 quarterly report
 Q4 quarterly report
This KIP proposes to extend the powers granted in KIP-21 (and by extension, those in KIP-12 and KIP-26) by an additional six months, through the sooner of the end of Q2 2023 or until superseded by another KIP.
Nature of powers to be delegated
KIP-12  empowered @hazard and @JZ to expand and organize KeeperDAO during the first quarter of 2022, and was extended by KIP-21  through the second quarter of 2022 and by KIP-26 through the end of 2022 . This KIP proposes to extend the same powers articulated in those proposals.
Term of delegation
This proposal will cover the six months ending June 30, 2023, unless superseded by another KIP prior to that date.
There is no anticipated budget to fund this proposal beyond that established in Rook’s quarterly budgeting process.
Mission Alignment and Rationale
The leadership team has driven a complete reorganization of the DAO’s contributorship, the delivery of major protocol and product developments and the building of a cohesive and high-performance organization during the course of 2022 [4,5,6,7]. This proposal is intended to empower them to complete the promised cycle of work first formalized in KIP-12  and to guide the DAO through key upgrades to the protocol.
Expected benefits for Rook
Continuity in leadership will be essential for Rook as a whole to realize the potential of the transformations undertaken in 2022, especially given the upcoming launch of key protocol developments. Keeping current leadership in place will enable Rook to reach the goals set out in Rook’s quarterly reports over the course of 2022 [4,5,6,7]. Keeping the same leadership team will also provide stability for existing and potential integration partners, allowing ROOK to strengthen the roots of existing relationships and maintain its standard of transparency for new partners
Potential risks and mitigation
Continuing to delegate these powers to hazard and JZ could pose potential risks to the DAO given the concentration of authority. The fundamental mitigation of this risk is in the temporary nature of this proposal. This KIP is intended to provide time-limited authority to lead the DAO and protocol development into the first two quarters of 2023.
As first proposed in KIP-26 , this KIP continues to require committing to consistent reporting of progress. Effective reporting will require some combination of written updates, periodic community meetings to discuss progress, and the continued development of dashboards where the community can monitor that progress.
Oversight and Recourse
The leadership will operate under the review of the Sophons as established in KIP-12 . The community also retains several forms of recourse. In the event that the community comes to consensus that leadership’s actions no longer have their trust, they could take any of the following actions:
- Convene an “all hands on deck” community call with the leadership team to address specific issues
- Unwind the authorities granted in this proposal through a formal KIP
The leadership team members to be delegated the powers in this proposal are:
- @hazard, CEO
- @JZ, CTO
- Extend KIP-26 until the end of Q2 2023, i.e. midnight UTC on 30 June, 2023
- Continue to provide periodic reporting to the community on progress and new developments