Anonymous open letter calls for structural changes in the Monero ecosystem

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2023, from Monero Observer

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Monero Observer has received an anonymous open letter1 that urges the community to consider making some needed changes in the structure of the Monero organization as a whole:

I really hope this letter gets discussed and makes a change in your minds and in your priorities as a community, as well as bringing real change and solving the issues described in it, if you really value and vouch privacy, financial freedom, security and anonymity you just CAN’T ignore this letter at all.

Main points overview

  • Code hosting: move away from MS Github
  • Community hangouts and conversation places: move away from IRC to OFTC and from Matrix to XMPP
  • CCS funding and security: use MultiSig (2/3)
  • Wallets and OSes: drop official support for proprietary operating systems/wallets
  • Exchanges and swaps: add KYC notice (remove CEXs?) @
  • Extra points: bring back the forums (+tor/i2p mirrors)

The letter’s final call to action encourages the community to start opening relevant PRs/issues in the -site repository2.

Considering recent events3, which are undoubtedly having a less than desirable effect on the project’s public image, it is rather obvious that now would be a good time for action. Hopefully we are able to make intelligent decisions, otherwise we might unknowingly stray from the cypherpunk4 path.

Note: a cleartext copy of the original unedited letter is also available on Monero Observer5.

This is an ongoing story and the report will be updated when new information is available.

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