Perhaps I was wrong in assuming the context of this proposal would categorize my question correctly.
I meant development efforts
, since you're proposing to start developing for Dash and there should be something tangible for us to judge your qualifications as an independent dev team. Otherwise anyone could show up and ask for funding "because decentralization".
Let me be more concrete: Why should the DAO fund your team? What contributions to the Dash network can you point to that would give us confidence that you'd be an efficient and reliable dev team that delivers on the original vision of Dash?
Regarding the references you've listed:
1. Many have done so, including me. Nothing special and should go without saying if you truly believe in this project.
2. With all due respect, these proposals are all abject failures and reflect very badly. They either failed to get funded or delivered nothing of lasting value to the Dash ecosystem.
3. Coinbakery doesn't seem to favor Dash other than literally stating you would copy Dash's codebase
and create another coin instead of working with the existing Dash network:
Sure, that's the purpose of that company/website, but how does that help current Dash holders/investors? That reference actually hurts Dash as it diverts potential users and holders away into copycoins enabled, created and facilitated by that organization. Not a good reference at all.
4. This website is just reselling products of other companies at a premium. I don't see how this benefits Dash.
While I can't speak for other MNOs point 3 is a total knockout for me.