DAO structure
BAO is governed and run by its community of token holders who are at the center of the BAO universe. This page defines the different roles in the DAO, how they work together and how to be onboarded or offboarded from different roles.

Galaxies

A galaxy is a team of people serving the community with a common goal. A galaxy can be temporary or permanent and people can be members of multiple galaxies.
There are a number of permanent galaxies already in existence and new ones can be proposed for and created by following the Bao Improvement Proposal process​
Any Galaxy may be shut down, or its members recalled and payment immediately ended by full governance vote.

Maintainer Galaxy

The maintainer galaxy oversees the project and the other galaxies during the decentralization process. As the organization matures and decentralizes more, the power of the maintainer galaxy is reduced to the minimum required to sufficiently fulfill its role.
The Maintainer Galaxy has the authority to remove contract permissions, treasury permissions, multisig permissions or repository permissions from any Galaxy member that is violating the agreement of the DAO or their position, or who is believed to be a security threat. But that will not halt the budget payments to that Galaxy.
To halt payments that were approved in an annual budget, it must be done by public vote.
This ensures that the Maintainer Galaxy has the authority to act quickly in protecting the protocol from a security threat, but does not have the right to β€˜fire’ anyone. It removes the ability for this system to be a hierarchy that does not involve public vote. If the maintainer wanted to remove anyone from their role, it must be done so with a vote that gets majority public approval, for example as part of their annual agenda.
This payment clause will only apply to a Galaxy’s annual funding proposal that was approved by the Treasury, and would not apply to temporary Galaxies or funding that was provided to a Galaxy for a specific project.
Both temporary Galaxies and project-based funding have specific goals to hit and funding can be halted at any time if it fails to hit those goals.
At the end of each year for Bao, the maintainer galaxy need to be reelected and set a forward agenda. An agenda must be then approved for them to continue forward as maintainers. Or else we must vote in other replacements.

Community Galaxy

The goal of the community galaxy is to build, educate and support the community as well as function as a link between the wider community and other galaxies.

Smart Contract Galaxy

The goal of the Smart Contract Galaxy is to build, maintain and improve smart contracts for BAO products.

Front End Galaxy

The goal of the Front End Galaxy is to build, maintain and improve the web front ends for BAO products. UX/UI designs and web3 development are among their principal responsibilities.

Quality Assurance Galaxy

Members of this galaxy are responsible for the development and implementation of inspection activities, the detection and resolution of problems, and the delivery of satisfactory outcomes for every product BAO is working on.

Creative Content Galaxy

The Creative Content Galaxy is responsible for the creation of BAO-related artwork and marketing materials. This includes videos, tutorials, logos, promotion graphics, and help with UI designs.

Treasury Galaxy

The Treasury Galaxy is responsible for managing day-to-day treasury operations for the DAO. This includes ensuring payment of salaries and galaxy budgets, managing cash flows, researching and implementing investment strategies, and reporting treasury operations to the DAO to ensure transparency.

Roles

Guardians

Guardians are senior members of a galaxy whose responsibilities are to ensure that the galaxy performs the duties needed to achieve its goals. They are usually paid a salary by the DAO to reward them for their time because their contributions are seen as integral to the success of the galaxy.
Anyone can become a guardian, but achieving the role is not easy. Once achieved you will have responsibility to protect your galaxy. Guardians get their role by consistently and over an extended period adding value to the DAO, showing initiative, good judgment and mentoring other members of the community.

Council of Guardians

The council of guardians is composed of at least one member of each permanent galaxy. They are the most senior members of the DAO and are responsible for making sure all galaxies coordinate their efforts.
Decisions that are not put to a public DAO vote, such as treasury breakdowns, or anything that needs sign-off from each of the Galaxies for approval shall use the Council of Guardians as a proxy.
If a guardian from the council leaves his role then the galaxy they are from can elect a new one to take their place.

Contributors

Contributors are members of a galaxy who have established a role for themselves by contributing to its success regularly and proving to the guardians of a galaxy that they are able to add value on a consistent basis. They will be given guidance from guardians where needed.
Before becoming a guardian in a galaxy you must first be a contributor for the galaxy. Contributors are not given a regular salary by the DAO but may be given a grant from the galaxy's monthly budget.
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