Facilitators welcoming small numbers of participants with different opinions.
The Celo developer set framework for Layer-2 decisions by January can encompass a wide variety of approaches. These can include creating hackathons, roundtables, and online voting that allows widespread feedback from the community. These solutions can come from a combination of the key stakeholders, such as the original developers of the Celo protocol, the current developers, the validator community, the users of the protocol, the research community, the investment community, and the Celo Foundation.
Additionally, allowing developers to code challenges in the early months of 2021 can help rapidly identify issues and solutions that should be included in the decision framework. Incentives could be provided to encourage developers to launch projects or submit proposals.
Anonymized online polls can also be used to reach a larger pool of participants and gauge community sentiment on layer-2 decisions, though this approach may presuppose a knowledge of the technology at hand.
The ultimate goals of the framework should be to ensure transparency, that changes are deployable easily, and that solutions are well reviewed. Professional, non-partisan facilitators should be able to organize and coordinate the decision-making process, whether in-person or virtual.
Considering all of the above, a working framework can be adapted over time as more data is collected and ideas are put forth. There should be flexibility around the decision-making process where consensus is difficult to reach or trust issues arise. Working protocols can be designed to set precedence and establish guidelines for future decision making. Ultimately, the decision-making process should be dynamic, yet structured in a way that allows for growth of the layer-2 ecosystem.