This morning, @bitcrab finally voted "YES" for the modified worker proposal, which means it was approved. The detailed introduction of this bounty program was added to the README.md(https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-ui) of Bitshares-ui on Github. I have already translated the README.md and waited for the acceptance of PR. I will provide Mandarin assistance for this project and keep both Bitshares community (West and East) informed about the newest progress.
Bill Butler 在telegram上提到：
@billbutler on telegram:
I've proposed to modify the proposal in an effort to convince abit and bitcrab to vote for it. I've suggested that all issues, located at bitshares-ui GitHub be assigned hourly values and that anyone in the community could submit a fix, and if it passed, could be paid the bounty for the fix. If you examine this thread, you can see that alt hinted at a positive outcome to this but I have not yet seen a reply to my final question. By modifying the proposal in this way, it forces accountability in that only accepted PRs trigger a payment. https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,24755.0/all.html
Quote from @billbutler:
What if we formally modified the proposal to state that anyone in the community could claim an issue and work it for a bounty.
For example, we could attach a dollar value to each issue and members could submit a PR and be paid the bounty amount for each issue. This would open the process to anyone who had the necessary technical skills to resolve the issue? Would this strategy allow you, @bitcrab, to support the proposal?
In essence, this would turn the worker proposal into a UI development fund.
Quote from @abit:
This idea is interesting.
A project manager analyse/classify the issues (as you're doing now), identify priorities, work with devs to identify what tasks need how much work/fund, or let the devs bid on the prices, after the work is done, review / merge to the code base (may need a team to do the reviews, may also need fund).
Periodically, report to the "management team" for performance review, but not only to an escrow who will release the fund no matter what's done.
Indeed, for Chinese people, $150k sounds expensive, and here are my own opinions:
Bitshares is international. The salary level of worker proposal could not only refer to China's national condition. The higher salary will attract more elites who work for Bitshares community. Chinese people can also propose a WP and I am sure that foreign friends will vote "yes" to the reasonable proposals.
Foreign friends welcome the open competition. Talents from China can also write a proposal about improving UI. I will spare no effort to help you translate it in English and hand it to the international community.(with a nominal fee, LOL)
This project on Github has accumulate a lot of issues and there was nobody who step out to maintain and improve it. Bill is the first person who stepped out. When Bitshares met bug last time, thanks to the dev group of Bitshares and BM came up and fixed it. However, there is still a lot of lost in Bitshares market value due to this incident. If there is nobody who manages this project and something goes wrong, we will lose more.
In a conclusion, this price is not that unacceptable. Plus, the proposer is willing to open a dialog and reach a compromise.
I joined Bitshares community two months ago. It cannot be considered as a long term, but I just fell in love with everything about Bitshares : The unbeatable tech among all other blockchains and the Bitshares community, that everybody tries his best to make any possible contributions to. All the things here remind me of the prototype of the Utopia.
Recently, a worker proposal about Bitshares-UI was proposed, which makes me more assure the bright future of bitshares.
Of course, there are some small incidents happened due to the language obstacles and the cultural difference between the east and the west. After knowing this worker proposal, I just could not wait to announce this information in Chinese Bitshares community, however, without a detailed and complete translation of this worker proposal.
This leaves a wrong impression that, it costs you $150k to hire three western people from the Bitshares community who could spend up to 6 months to make the Bitshares wallet that you could get someone from China to get it done within 10 days for only 3K CNY instead.
So I sincerely apologized for urgently asking Chinese big guys to vote without a fully-translated worker proposal, which is too disturbing.
In fact, this WP is about costing $150k to hire a three-people development group for 6 months. Every two weeks, they review the issues published on the github, set some milestones to sprint , including adding some new futures.
(Please view the original edition of this WP to know the more specific working contents).
Currently, most of wallets are based on bitshares-ui (for example, OpenLedger's), and they only made a few modifications. The bitshares-ui has accumulated many issues, which should be modified immediately. Plus, making ongoing and official improvements for bitshares-ui(reference wallet) that are funded by bitshares foundation(like building a wheel), can make the third-party wallets development easier, quicker and more convenient.
Initially, the response from the international Bitshares community was that, the worker proposal was pretty much vague, which did not mention a "final product". The proxies did not understand and did not vote. Then, the proposer @billbutler, made the explanation for their concerns and modified his WP, he made a commitment that he will give the mockup for UI. Proxies voted this WP because of his faith, his former contributions to the Bitshares and the team's development experience.
After this, the proposer found me, he wished that i could translate this WP into Chinese. I knew he urgently wanted to open a dialog with the Chinese Bitshares community and I embraced the offer.(I asked a nominal fee for 100 bts, LOL)
After translation, I broadly spread it in Chinese Bitshares community again. There are more and more people knew the real goal of this WP and began to vote.
It is more exciting that, tonight, the people I admire ,@alt and @abit, finally showed up in bitshare's telegram group and they were willing to open the dialog. @bitcrab spared his precious time writing an ariticle about his concern and he was also willing to open the dialog.
click here to see the discussion on the Bitshares forum
ZHAOMU is just a little figure. The reason I actively and voluntarily promote this WP is to make a contribution for the successful running of self-governance of this decentralized community. During this process, I am so glad to be a bridge that makes an effort on eliminating the obstacles caused by language difference and cultural gap, to make Chinese and the rest shared their opinions freely and adequately. Perhaps the opinion about this will not be the same in the end. However, I see so many people trying their best to make a contribution to this community. They all have a huge goal.
It is great honor for me, as a little figure, who do not have much voting power, but I can communicate with these big guys directly and try to help them reach a consensus.