Core Team Infrastructure (January)


Oct 10, 2017
Dash Core Group January 1st Funding Proposals
DCG is submitting 2 funding proposals for the January 1st budget cycle:
1) DCG Compensation: $232,875
2) DCG Infrastructure: $45,375

This Proposal
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What does this specific proposal fund?
This proposal funds Dash Core Group's ongoing infrastructure costs - including hardware and workplace applications costs. These are tools that are critical for the DCG developers and other staff to work productively. The last time funding was requested for the Dash Core Group’s infrastructure budget was in March 2017. That funding lasted nearly two years due to prices increases subsequent to the funding request, which allowed us to fund all of our infrastructure needs since that time. Our current infrastructure costs average $8,000/month. These costs are for the following services:
  • Cloud computing services
  • Software development tools and applications
  • Security applications
  • Accounting and expense reimbursement software subscriptions
  • Google Suite
  • Video-conferencing services
The expenses for cloud computing instances constitute the largest portion of our infrastructure costs. These costs run approximately $4,000 - $5,000 per month and have grown significantly since we started testing long-living masternode quorums, which can require hundreds of virtual machines to test accurately. We may be able to reduce these costs in the future if long-living masternode quorums are operating effectively on mainnet, and testing and optimizing their performance becomes a lower priority for future development.

If you have any questions, please direct them to @kot in this Dash Forum post to ensure we are notified of your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the January 1st budget cycle:
· 600 Dash for core team infrastructure ($45,375 USD @ $75.00 per Dash)
· 5 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 605 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future infrastructure expenses.
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