Let me share my personal opinion on the discussed topics: 1. DAO - I guess that many people mix decentralization of the coin with decentralization of the organization - DAO does not mean that this is a group of individuals working on whatever they want, however they want, without any control. What outcome would it bring? - DAO means ORGANIZATION. And this means organized work of one or more teams to achieve common goals. - Team work is much more effective than work of individuals working alone. Self-organized team is the most effective team structure. - Every effective team is constructed out of different roles to meet business goals (user expectations). Homogeneous teams (e.g. only developers) working on complex projects are able to deliver only very limited results, with poor quality and in non-timely manner (and I say it from my experience). Some of you say that we should not bring any shit from corporations and right after that you try to say what should the core team do, how should it be organized and who should be paid or not... WTF? Don't you see any contradiction here??? The same people say we should not have any managers and supporting functions only developers and pay developers only. May I ask from where these ideas come from? I have gained my experience playing almost every possible role in IT project and I can hardly imagine setup you are talking about in a project of Dash scale. It could work for very small startup with 2-3 people on board. Definitely not with what we have here with 10-15 projects run in parallel, multiple existing customers around the globe, even more potential customers to contact and offer Dash, systems with hundreds and thousands of users and big infrastructure to maintain, multiple vendors to work with, multiple social media platforms to update and maintain, translations and so on and so forth. How can you see all of this done by developers??? In what parallel universe is it possible? 2. Core team - Core team is only one of the potential teams working in our DAO. E.g. the other one is the team established for Dash-World project by @GreyGhost . From time to time @alex-ru establishes different teams to deliver his small projects. So core is not the only one - I am sure I would find more of them. - Core team could be defined as a team working on the core wallet and sub-streams around it (this is how I see it) - There could be multiple teams in Dash. If you feel that something is done not really well by the core team, establish your own team and do it better, with the structure and work methodology you find more effective - Like mentioned above, self-organizing teams are the most effective teams. Let the team self-organize. In my opinion there should not be any debate on how the team is organized and how it works (this works the same when you hire a vendor - you are not debating about it's structure but about deliverable) . Discussion about the goals and results would be much more appreciated. - Just to clarify the topic of being paid. For majority of us it is 70 Dash per month or 25 Dash a month for some of the others. Be serious guys. We can earn this money in couple of hours as freelancers - every single one of us (considering skills and experience). Yet, many of us have decided to work for Dash full time or dedicate a lot of free time for the project. Reading that this is useless is sad and does not motivate for going extra mile with the project.