The AEON Funding System maintains standardized rules for proposal submission. Please read the following disclaimer carefully before submitting yours.

Funding length

Tasks should be capable of being completed within 90 days of the proposal reaching the target funding unless the proposal is a bounty.

Having indefinite, open-ended tasks could lead to mission creep and expanded completion time, which is not ideal because the value of AEON could become volatile.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposals should have an objectively measurable outcome, not aspirational.

A propsal should make the AEON community and network stronger, raising liquidity, or attracting more developers/community members.

Estimated costs

Proposals should break down estimated costs per item and number of hours for labor per task.

The costs should be comparable to the fair market value at the time the proposal is made. The exchange rate for AEON is based on the 24 hour High from Bittrex.com. The exchange rate for Bitcoin is based on the rates listed on CoinMarketCap.

A 10% premium above costs may be added to take into account of volatility.

Unwanted marketing

A donation address should not be included in the proposal that would bypass the AEON Funding System mechanism.

Inactivity

If a proposal is partially completed by one developer that subsequentlay abandons the project, another developer can take up any outstanding milestones. Developers will be compensated in proportion with the work that has been completed. A proposal is considered abandoned if the developer is MIA for more than 60 days.

Headstart

A proposal can begin before it's fully funded.

Early payouts

Developers can be paid for completed milestones before a proposal is fully funded.

Failed to raise funds

If a proposal has not been fully funded within 60 days, the proposal may be cancelled and any amount raised automatically transferred to the general development fund. However, if a developer has taken on a milestone, the proposal may remain open unless it is later considered abandoned.

Adjustments

Minor amendments may be made to proposals as long it is within the general spirit of the original proposal. However, for major changes, the developer should bring up the proposed change on IRC and open a meta issue. There should be a rough consensus for accepting major changes to proposals.

Review

Before a proposal is moved to 'Seeking Funding' status, an administrator will review the proposal to ensure it is sufficiently detailed and it meets the basic requirements of the AFS Rules. An administrator may ask the developer to clarify ideas or break up tasks into multiple milestones.

License

It is preferred for your project to become an open source project after it is funded so that, in the event you can no longer maintain it, members of our community can take it over. However, this is not required. Licensing is your funded project is your choice. We strongly encourage adding a copyright similar to 'Copyright YEAR AEON Community Developers'. Please be mindful of other copyrights if your software is a fork.