WinterMilestone 3 Team1 EU RepresentationIdea: A Common Ground

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General Setup

If we consider the crowd marketplace a common resource both for workers and requesters, the role of Daemo according to Nobel Prize Elinor Ostrom "The Governing of the Commons" could be that of a decentralized registry of agreements between the two parts in play: the workers and the requesters. Daemo shouldn't impose centralized decisions but make workers and requesters interact in their desired features and general agreements. Daemo could implement just the first General Terms and Agreements and then every beginning of the year workers and requesters could apply their variation to the agreements and relative daemo features. A blockchain technology for smart contracts could be uses to guarantee the agreements, but the role of Daemo would be that of just transparently showing the agreements, not about monitoring and executing them: Daemo won't juristically reponsible for any kind of issue. Utilizing e-democracy tools like LOOMIO, VILFREDO GOES TO ATHENS, UNU, DEMOCRACY OS or POSTWAVES, workers and requesters could propose each year their variations to the rules.

It goes like this: 1. the workers vote their own edits to the agreement and their own wanted features. The requesters do the same. 2. The list of ideas are voted by the other side with 1, 0, -1 (0 is default). 3. Daemo acknowledges all the agreements that have been not voted negatively and lists them.

The e-democracy platform will help to centralize discussions and decisions into one place so that there will be one place for all stakeholders of the “market”. This enhanced discussion board (or decision making place) needs workers and requesters with higher ranks to act as moderators. The positions of moderators can be filled by requesters and workers with high reputation. The “decision making place” will work as a form of “direct democracy” where the participants of the market will have a direct voice and impact on all decisions. There could be no need for representatives.

The Daemo Budget

Daemo proposes the budget according to the features requested, the current workload force needed and the changes to the agreements wanted by Workers and Requesters. The Budget is a list of expenses that Daemo will face during the year. According to the number of jobs per year, a % is proposed. Example:

Jobs transacted per year: 100,000 Daemo estimated budget: 1,000 Proposed % that goes to Daemo for every job/transaction: 1%.

When the budget is approved, Daemo implements the new features and agreements.

Ensuring Transparency and Clarity: The White Guild

The White Guild is made of expert workers and requesters that work together. They are responsible of:

Making the sign-up clearer: For example, when I click the "sign in" button nothing pops up. Only when I scroll down can I see the login box.

Clearly label what the boomerang circles mean: For example, after completing at task, the name of the requester appears with 3 blank round circles. There is no explanation of what they are for but when I click them they turn to dark blue. Am I to presume they are for rating the requester?

Clarify items that are unclear: Ensure that the item is retrievable once the "save" button is clicked. For example, I clicked on but didn't completed a task "What is this sound?" because there was no blank in which to type the answer nor options to select. I clicked "save" to save the item for later, but it's now disappeared altogether. Is there some way to retrieve this?

Give clear pathways for appropriate learning and skills needed to complete relevant work effectively.

Give clear pathways for appropriate learning for newcomers.

The Blue Guild: The Research Guild

The Daemo Advisory Committee or Blue Guild or Research Guild could be comprised of representatives who would identify all the related factors per important issues or investigation topics, including any relevant research or evidence supporting both the relative pros and the cons. After a "Blue Review", all platform participants would be responsible for voting on the issue after having been presented with all the facts and theories. The representatives of the Advisory Committee could be workers, requesters, business (such as big business, small business, Angel Investors, VCs), people with interests/expertise in Learning and Development, researchers and Daemo developers.

The Stanford Crowd Research Collective should have in every group at least one respected worker and one respected requester. They should already work on the system, otherwise we have a very low diversity amongst us.

Group Fines

Agreements could convey fines to the whole groups, not to the individuals, small fines but perceivable like 3% earning less to all the workers if freeriders rise to 30% or if poor quality reaches 15%. If requesters do something too bad price of workers is added by the system as +5%. This way requesters do not judge workers, but workers control workers and viceversa. Both sides decide on some agreements and percentages of fines, and daemo does nothing more let them talk, then designs and code the software and finally shows everyone the agreements everyone agreed on.

This is also useful in avoiding that workers create fake requesters that approve them to get out of the "Purgatory" or to get more reputation.

Economic Power: Fair Wages

The need of fair wages has different implications on power. Daemo could think of a minimum price per tasks divided by sections. Bigger tasks should be divided in microtasks in order to avoid speculation on the value of the tasks. Requesters should fix number of implementers of a micro task. A maximum allowed time or pending time for tasks should also be implemented.

"The Supper Hits System" The Supper Hit System is a system able to make average wages over the system in a way to avoid unfair wages. Please follow the link.


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@vlado - Vlad Omete

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