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layout: wip
title: "v1docq47: video creation / translations into russian (february - july 2020)"
author: v1docq47
date: July 31, 2020
amount: 100
milestones:
- name: February
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done: 29 February 2020
status: finished
- name: March
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done: 31 March 2020
status: finished
- name: April
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done: 20 April 2020
status: finished
- name: May
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done: 31 May 2020
status: finished
- name: June
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done:
status: unfinished
- name: July
funds: 16.66% (XMR 16.6)
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date: 31 March 2020
amount: 33.2
- date: 2 June 2020
amount: 33.3
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Hello, my dear followers, colleagues, and friends!
v1docq47 is here!
And this is my new funding request for my work.
### Who?
I am [v1docq47](https://t.me/v1docq47), member of [XMR.RU](https://xmr.ru/) team.
Since September 2017 I translate into Russian everything related to Monero. I’m doing Russian dubbing and creating various videos about Monero for [Monero Russian Community YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZc5PLsbP5zeFrmOYMKGmA).
I active contributor in [Monero Localization](https://taiga.getmonero.org/profile/v1docq47) and [Monero Outreach](https://taiga.getmonero.org/profile/v1docq47) working groups.
This is the shortlist of my Monero localization works:
- [Mastering Monero](https://docs.xmr.ru/books/mastering-monero/)
- [Breaking Monero](https://docs.xmr.ru/breaking/)
- [getmonero.org](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/merge_requests/913)
- [Monerujo](https://github.com/m2049r/xmrwallet/pull/278)
- [MyMonero iOS](https://crowdin.com/project/mymonero-app-ios/ru#)
- [Best Monero Practices](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/outreach-docs/pull/68)
This is the shortlist of my works for Monero Russian Community YouTube channel:
- [Monero News playlist](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQyX7h187qnQWtCN6brBXsB9QLEuaJWQO)
- [User Manual playlist](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=LLhZc5PLsbP5zeFrmOYMKGmA)
- [MoneroKon 2019 playlist](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Tr03HzGJ8&list=PLQyX7h187qnSZG_PTYtO57_z_nFOlWWEM)
- [What is Monero?](https://youtu.be/YfeRXFT3ECY)
- [A brief history of Montero](https://youtu.be/r-VmVJN-UHk)
### What?
Localization of the Monero project into Russian.
Creation of information / news and tutorials video for YouTube channel.
### The Proposal and Milestones
First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your support and congratulate everyone on the New Year! I sincerely hope that the 2020 year will be as interesting and eventful as the previous, 2019 year.
So, my yet other 6 months of work have passed. I am not exaggerating if I say that a tremendous job has been done during this time. You can familiarize yourself with my progress reports in previous sentences.
I want to outline only the main directions in the course of my work for the next six months, without going into unnecessary details and explanations (but, I will be glad to give comments on any points of interest to you):
- Accomplish the voiceover remaining performances of MoneroKon 2019
- Finish the export of already completed translations of MRL research documents to TeX (followed by export to pdf)
- Launch the Russian-language Wiki section with all reference and technical documentation and information (already in [progress](https://docs.xmr.ru/moneropedia/))
- Start a translation of the CLI version of the wallet
- Prepare the cycle of videos on working with the Trezor hardware wallet
- Update all my Monero mining guides ([NVIDIA](https://xmr.ru/manuals/how-to-mine-monero-with-nvidia-gpu/) / [AMD](https://xmr.ru/manuals/how-to-mine-monero-with-amd-gpu/) / [CPU](https://xmr.ru/manuals/how-to-mine-monero-cpu/))
- And the last, but not least, point in my to-do list for the new year is to continue working on the news block and other videos on the [YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/c/MoneroRussianCommunity) as well as doing translations of everything related to Monero into the Russian language
### How much and Payouts
Any kind of work must be paid, especially work which is pleasured for you and your viewer/reader.
Payment on first days of every month during 6 months for my upcoming work.
7$ hour/ ~30 hours a week or ~120 hours a month. Usually I spend much more spare time for my work.
Average Monero course for a month is ~50$
##### In total:
100 XMR for 6 month work's
16.6 XMR per month starting from February
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layout: wip
title: 36C3 Supplies
author: rehrar
date: 8 November 2019
amount: 560
milestones:
- name: Disperse to discretionary, multisig wallet
funds: 560
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date: 16 December 2019
amount: 280
- date:
amount:
---
What up guys? It's rehrar with another CCS proposal, but this time it's not about me. We're talking about the big C3 conference.
For those who don't know, the Chaos Communication Congress is the biggest hacker convention in Europe. Monero has had a presence there for the past several years, with last year being the pinnacle. The Monero ecosystem teamed up with RIAT to put on the Critical Decentralisation Cluster (CDC). A cluster is similar to a village in Defcon, which is just a space outlined for a group of likeminded people where they can control their own content beyond that of the conference proper.
Last year, the CDC was a major success, with our cluster being one of only three available stages where talks took place, as well as hosting several smaller FOSS and FOSS-friendly projects. Check out https://decentral.community to see who was present (but hurry, this site will be updated with new info soon). My (rehrar) summary of last year's conference can be found [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/abl4df/35c3_rehrar_report/).
For the past several weeks, the community has started to come together again, as the CDC is confirmed to return this year. We've had meeting in the #monero-ccc IRC channel, we've set up a project on [Monero's Taiga instance](https://taiga.getmonero.org/project/parasew-36c3/timeline), and are working out volunteers, budgeting, and other information of spreadsheets.
It's come time to start to raise money for this effort, and we've decided to do it in a somewhat interesting way. Last year, there were a few businesses and organizations that donated a LOT of money to make the cluster happen. These same organizations (and more) seem to want to help again this year, but we would like them to do it as a part of the Monero community via the CCS.
One of Monero's biggest strengths (and the reason we are the only named non-Bitcoin cryptocurrency presence at the conference, similar to Defcon) is our grassroots nature. We want the Monero community to help make this happen. All individuals and sponsors will be pointed to the CCS to make this year's cluster a reality.
I cannot stress enough just how important this is. Monero is beginning to solidify itself in these hacker ethos spaces, and one day in the future we will be a known, common, and perhaps even necessary fixture in it (as most of us already believe we are).
We are asking for 560 XMR to make this happen. Our budget can be viewed on this [Google Sheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xBKmq6oFxq3HePKlJwN7xs_mPvwS-lTwpNvVhjC9ANA/edit#gid=0). (yeah yeah, google. Save the flak. We're working on it.) WARNING! Because it is Google, use a private or incognito window to open it unless you don't mind a Google related identity leaking.
The 560 XMR was reached by rounding up the 27,455.26 Euros displayed in the sheet to 28,000 (as a practical buffer), and converting on a price point of 55.34EUR/XMR (Kraken at time of writing) leading to ‭505.963136971449 XMR. Lastly, we add a 10% price buffer and round to the nearest 10 for 560.
We are requesting that this XMR be released immediately to a 2/3 multisig wallet, whose keys will be held by Matthias (parasew), myself, and the last held by binaryFate. This is so any large, but time sensitive purchases can be made quickly, and without continual pestering of the Core Team.
Any questions or concerns can be raised on this MR, or at our weekly C3 meetings.
Thanks everyone. I hope we can all make this happen!
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---
layout: cp
title: "ErCiccione: Coordinator of the Localization Workgroup - March"
author: ErCiccione
date: 31 March 2019
amount: 144
milestones:
- name: April
funds: 33% (48 XMR)
done: 7 April 2019
status: finished
- name: May
funds: 33% (48 XMR)
done: 7 May 2019
status: finished
- name: June
funds: 33% (48 XMR)
done: 7 June 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 14 June 2019
amount: 144
---
Hi, This is ErCiccione with a new proposal for another quarter. You can see my last proposal [here](https://forum.getmonero.org/9/work-in-progress/91261/erciccione-coordinator-of-the-localization-workgroup).
# Who
Thanks to the generosiy of the community, i've been able to coordinate the localization workgroup for more than a year now. The localization workgroup is responsable for keeping our wallets/software/documentation/website multilingual, with the goal of reaching as many people as possible.
I've been a Monero contributors for a couple of years now, and in this time i put my hands on basically all Monero projects. I like to be everywhere and at the moment, beside the localization workgroup, some of my major contributions include:
- Help with the maintainance of getmonero.org and the monero-gui repository
- I founded and maintain the [Monero Ecosystem Project](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/meta)
- I created and maintain the official [guide for the GUI wallet](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-GUI-guide)
- I do some [scam hunting](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/asqrbu/church_of_monero_enough_is_enough_how_the_leader/) sometimes, but that's for fun :)
# What
All goals from past FFS were achieved, except for moving Monerujo to Pootle. **The emergency hard fork forced me to change many plans**, and i found myself with few days and a lot of languages to work on, for the GUI. This situation was a big stress test for Pootle, and i'm happy to say it passed it. **We managed to translate and review 2/3 of the languages of the gui** (the total is more than 30 languages) **in about 48 hours**. Thousands of strings translated and reviewed and about 60 volunteers partecipated. That was an amazing response and i'm very proud of it, sure i aged faster than i should have in those days, but it worthed it :)
 
## What do i practically do?
My job consists in making Monero as multilingual as possible, so that we can reach as many people as possible. What i do can be divided in two categories: *Support* and *coordination*.
For **support**, i mean that every single aspiring contributor is followed by me from the moment they make known their intention to help with translation until the moment they delivery it. This means find anspiring contributors on the many platforms we are on, teach them how to use our tools, answer any question and guide the contributor step-by-step. This is the most time consuming part of the work, since most of the contributors have no technical knowledge (which is the reason why we adopted [Pootle](https://translate.getmonero.org/projects/)).
**Coordinate** the workgroup means maintain the tools we use, review translations, make sure translations are up to date and make sure to always improve the way multi-language communities are reached, make announcements and call for translators. It also means resolve consensus disputes when they come up and help translators to work together to have as result an high quality work. I also try to always find new ways to make the work easier for the translator.
It's very hard to give some deliverable goals in my CCS proposals, but i can tell you that in the next three months i will keep pushing on using Pootle as the main platform for translators, this will be achieved moving all compatible projects on the platform (we already have CLI and GUI, Monerujo next), adopt a Translation Memory for consistency across projects, language-specific teams. I will also completely rethink the way we use Taiga, the task tracker, to make it easier to use and more interactive for everybody.
## Projects i take care of
As coordinator of the Localization Workgroup, **I'm the point of contact for Monero developers and users about the translations of all our software/wallets/documentation**. I am the one who assure new translations get added, old ones are updated and our guides are always available and up to date.
In practice i take care of:
+ Monero GUI Wallet
+ Monero CLI wallet
+ Monerujo
+ Monero website (getmonero.org)
+ [Monero Outreach Workgroup](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/outreach-docs) (documentation)
+ Guide of the GUI wallet
+ Other small projects (the complete list can be found in the [Backlog on Taiga](https://taiga.getmonero.org/project/erciccione-monero-localization/backlog))
**About Kovri**. Kovri has been in this list for long time, but after all the drama from some months ago, i didn't hear anything from Anonimal and the project appear dead at the moment. I'm not wasting more resources on what appear to be a dead project.
# Links with info about me and the localization workgroup:
- [monero-translations](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-translations) on GitHub
- [My profile on Gitlab](https://repo.getmonero.org/erciccione)
- [My profile on GitHub](https://github.com/erciccione)
- [Taiga](https://taiga.getmonero.org/project/erciccione-monero-localization)
Updates about the localization workgroup are given every community meeting (twice a months), but i often make announcements on reddit (/u/erciccione) and Twitter (@calicferciccio).
# Milestones
Same as always: the rate i ask is $20/hour 30 hours/week (but i'm usually available for much longer than that), for 3 months. This means, considering an average of 1 XMR = 50$, 48 XMR each month, for a total of 144 XMR. Payouts will be around the 7th of every month (April, May, June). I'm making this proposal a bit late, so i'm asking the funds for the work i've done since the end of last proposal. Feedbacks, suggestions, questions and critics are welcome.
---
layout: cp
title: "New Localization platform: Weblate"
author: ErCiccione
date: 22 August 2019
amount: 11
milestones:
- name: Replace Pootle with Weblate
funds: 7.5
done: 13 October 2019
status: finished
- name: Update documentation, import terminology guides and translation memories
funds: 3.2
done: 13 October 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 14 October 2019
amount: 11
---
Hello everybody, as preannounced in past community meetings, in the [dedicated meeting of the localization workgroup](https://web.getmonero.org/2019/05/04/logs-for-the-localization-workgroup-meeting-held-on-2019-05-03.html) and in [this reddit post](https://old.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/c06vuw/my_last_proposal_as_coordinator_of_the/), here is my CCS proposal for the integration of Weblate as new localization platform. I'll keep it as schematic and short as possible.
The first milestone is already ongoing and almost complete. This request of payment doesn't include the previous testing of weblate, which was included in my last CCS proposal, but only the actual installation/configuration on translate.getmonero.org (Where is already possible to see a read-only preview of the platform).
### What
This proposal is divided in 2 milestones:
1. *Install and configure Weblate*
Which means:
- Complete, operative and configured Weblate instance
- Import unpushed contributions from Pootle
- Set up logging and backups
- Set up a review and submission process for translations
As said, this work has been ongoing for some time. To have a less problematic implementation than Pootle I asked moneromooo to add the possibility to activate and deactivate languages in the CLI. See the [related issue](https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/5753). The translations still on pootle [have been PRd](https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/5788) and they just got merged.
While configuring weblate I found some issues with their documentation, so i thought would have been nice to give a small contribution back to this open source project. I opened two issues suggesting changes: ([1](https://github.com/WeblateOrg/weblate/issues/2838), [2](https://github.com/WeblateOrg/weblate/issues/2854)).
Note: In this state of things Monerujo will not be added to Weblate. Please see [this issue](https://github.com/m2049r/xmrwallet/issues/521) for the reasons.
Estimated amount of time needed for this milestone: **18 hours**
2. *Update documentation, import terminology guides and translation memories*
The Monero Localization Workgroup has terminology guides, translation memories and documentation created by members of the workgroup. Translation memories are easy to import/export, but the same cannot be said for the terminology guides. I will need to manually convert them to a format acceptable to Weblate and then import them on the platform.
Also, at the moment we have a guide for Pootle that I created when we started using it. I will replace this guide with one about Weblate, specific for Monero translators. All other documentation in [monero-translations](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-translations) and all references to Pootle in our ecosystem will be updated.
After weblate will be operative, I will maintain it as volunteer (no compensation)
I'm tracking most of the time spent working on Weblate with a time tracker, logs will be provided to the core team if requested.
Estimated amount of time needed for this milestone: **8 hours**
### Compensation
I always offered my work at a very low rate, $20/h, which translates in about €18/h (i'm based in europe). I think it's time to ask a "less political" price, especially since market volatility had a very heavy inpact on my income during the time I was community funded (about 1 1/2 year) and as some of you know, I fully lived on only Monero. For this proposal I'm asking **€30/h** (~$33/h), which will result in 7.5 XMR for the first milestone and 3.2 XMR for the second (considering the average of 1 XMR = €72) for a (rounded) total of *11 XMR*.
---
layout: cp
title: "3 months part time work on Getmonero.org"
author: erciccione
date: 1 January 2020
amount: 174
milestones:
- name: January
funds: 58
done: 31 January 2020
status: finished
- name: February
funds: 58
done: 29 February 2020
status: finished
- name: March
funds: 58
done: 31 March 2020
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 11 February 2020
amount: 58
- date: 6 March 2020
amount: 58
- date: 5 April 2020
amount: 58
---
I'm proposing to work on Getmonero part time, 20 hours a week. [My last proposal](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/ccs-proposals/merge_requests/101) was project-based, meaning that the proposal was considered completed after all the issues mentioned were resolved. This time i'm suggesting a more "usual" approach: part time work for three months.
## What
My intention is to work on the website in a more consistent way. My last proposal made me realize that there is so much work to do and a project-based approach is not sufficient. Getmonero needs some constant and dedicated attention. You can check [my activity on the monero-site repository](https://repo.getmonero.org/users/erciccione/activity) for an idea of my past contributions, but summarized, my activity will be:
- Triaging issues
- Adding new functionalities according to the feedback of the community
- Increasing user friendliness
- Updating obsolete sections
- Improving localization process
- Reviews
## Milestones
I'm asking to work as developer on the monero-site repository for three months at a rate of €30/hour, starting on January 2020, 20 hours a week. This results in a total of *174 XMR* at the rate 1 XMR = €41.
---
layout: cp
title: "Multiple features and fixes for getmonero.org"
author: erciccione
date: 16 October 2019
amount: 60
milestones:
- name: All issues implemented/resolved
funds: 60
done: 31 December 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 8 January 2020
amount: 60
---
The website needs improvements and I would like to dedicate more time to it, if accepted, this proposal will allow me to fix some long standing issues and add some needed features.
I realized that I always end up working way more hours than decleared in the CCS, so for this one I'm using a different, delivery based, approach:
I listed the issues I want to work on below. This proposal will be considered complete once all the issues mentioned are resolved and closed. The specific implementation of each issue will be based on feedbacks from the community, but most of them are self-explanatory.
#### Overhaul of the 'Downloads' page
I already started working on this issue. Right now I cannot afford to dedicate much time to it, but as soon as this proposal is accepted I'll make it my first priority. I will also contact translators asking them to translate the new page, but i cannot give a timeframe for when the translations will be ready, since that entirely depends on the translators themselves.
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/997
#### Onion mirror of Getmonero.org
I think would be beneficial for the website to have a *.onion* mirror. The community expressed interest in this, but nobody went ahead and created it. The onion website would be managed by me, but right after the launch I will propose the core team to hand them the credentials. If they accept, good, otherwise, I will maintain it.
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/958
#### Add user guide on how to use bootstrapped blockchain
As explained in the issue, we provide the blockchain, but we don't say how to use it. I will create a user guide where all the steps are explained.
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/980
#### Improve 'Accepting Monero' section
THe *Accepting Monero* section is very old and technical, I want to update it and make it much simpler. All details in my comment on the issue.
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/992#note_7283
#### Add CI
I want to implement [GitLab's Continuous Integration system](https://about.gitlab.com/product/continuous-integration/), to allow us to automatically test the website and new PRs (something similar to the buildbots we have on GitHub). This will make life easier for maintainers and contributors. I will work with moneromooo (for installing the runner on our GitLab instance) and luigi1111 to make this happen. The resulting structure can be used by other repositories on the GitLab instance.
#### Add reference to mailing list
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/1000
#### Add structure for localized videos
This is something that has been in my todo list for some time. I think would be cool to give people the opportunity to have the video on the homepage of getmonero in their language. We already have the Brazilian Portuguese version waiting to be uploaded.
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/952
#### Add link or section where it's possible to download marketing material
https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/909
## Milestones and reward
As said at the beginning, this is a project-based CCS. It should be considered completed when all the points mentioned above are resolved. I'm asking 3000 Euros, at the rate of 1 XMR = 49 eur EUR makes a total of `60 XMR`, to be rewarded at completition.
---
layout: cp
title: Norwegian translation of the GUI
author: Christopher
date: 23 October 2019
amount: 3
milestones:
- name: Translation of GUI to Norwegian
funds: 3
done: 18 February 2020
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 20 February 2020
amount: 3
---
Proposal: I downloaded the Monero GUI and realized that there is no Norwegian translation for it.
I am a certified translator who has translated for among others Facebook, and I would love to help translate the
GUI to Norwegian. To show my support for crypto and crypto adoption, I suggest doing it for a 60%-ish discount, so appr. $0.05/word.
There should be 3447 words, which amounts to, lets say, 3 XMR. I can assure you that it is my own intention to do a flawless job and I
also want the translation to be just right. I think it is important for the Monero community to have a Norwegian translation of the GUI
as cryptocurrency is getting more and more traction in Norway, and I think Norwegians will benefit from having it in their native language.
Addendum:
I will personally handle the translation.
I have one milestone, which is translation of the 3447 words.
If approved, I will have the translation completed within 48 hours.
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---
layout: wip
title: "Norwegian translation of webplate, footers, nav. menu"
author: Chris Avis
date: February 24, 2020
amount: 6
milestones:
- name: Translation of all words
funds: 6
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
- date:
amount:
---
This is a proposal to translate the core part of the website (7615 words), navigation menu (147 words), footer 1 (142 words) &
footer 2 (5 words) to Norwegian, amounting to 7909 words. I think that those Norwegians who are not as sturdy in English will
appreciate being able to learn what Monero is about in their native language. I would like to help facilitate this and to
make sure they understand Monero better by providing a solid translation.
About one month ago I translated the GUI wallet to Norwegian. I spent quite some time on this translation as I
wanted everything to be right, and it seems that the reviewers were pleased with my work. I previously asked for
3 XMR to translate the GUI wallet (3489 words). Given the same XMR/word ratio, this equates to just below 7 XMR.
To compensate for values that should not have been counted in my text editor, I suggest deducting 1 XMR for this, so I
ask for a final amount of 6 XMR. The translation will consist of one milestone – the translation of all 7909 words. I will translate
the content and I expect to use 3-4 days on translating this.
---
layout: cp
title: RandomX Audits
author: Howard Chu
date: 20 May 2019
amount: 1400
milestones:
- name: Kudelski
funds: 215
done: 12 April 2019
status: finished
- name: X41
funds: 555
done: 10 May 2019
status: finished
- name: QuarksLab
funds: 625
done: 10 May 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 30 May 2019
amount: 1293.8
---
This is the funding request for the audits for the RandomX Proof of Work algorithm that we've
been working on for the past year or so. Our aim has been to develop a PoW that requires any
implementation to include the major components of a CPU, and thus constrain all implementations
to have CPU-like performance. The code for RandomX is available for testing on
https://github.com/tevador/RandomX/
We solicited proposals from 4 different audit teams. One of these is already being paid for
by Arweave.org. The community voted to fund the other 3, in this priority order. The vote
occurred on https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/bozr0z/randomx_auditor_selection/
Like with the Bulletproofs audit, We are working with the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF),
which has generously offered to manage the exchange of XMR to fiat to pay the reviewers.
REQUEST
1. Kudelski 18,250 CHF ~ $18,094.04
2. X41 42,000 Euro ~ $46,902.58
3. QuarksLab $52,800.00
The total amount is around $118,000 (and may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations from USD
to CHF and EUR). The request is for 1400 XMR, using an exhange estimate of 1 XMR = 85 USD. Since
the funding is in fiat currency, this amount will be updated to reflect price fluctuations
until funded.
The reviews will be funded in this order as soon as sufficient funds are available. This means
that as soon as enough funds have been raised to pay for Kudelski we will engage them to begin
their review. If/when sufficient funds are raised to pay for X41 we will start that; if/when
sufficient additional funds are raised to cover QuarksLab we will start that. If we don't raise
enough funds to cover all 3 reviews we will go with whatever we can cover. As with any other CCS
proposal, any funds collected that aren't sufficient to meet a funding target will be reverted
to the general development fund.
Reviews must be completed by end of June so that any identified problems can be fixed by July,
and ready for a code freeze and subsequent October release.
---
layout: wip
title: "Monero Debian Package Repository for 2 years"
amount: 73
author: Patrick Schleizer
date: 15 April 2020
milestones:
- name: "Monero Debian Package Initial Packaging"
funds: 50% (37 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
- name: "Monero Debian Package Maintenance 2021"
funds: 25% (18 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
- name: "Monero Debian Package Maintenance 2022"
funds: 25% (18 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
- date:
amount:
- date:
amount:
---
### Importance to the Monero Community
Ease of installation and timely software upgrade on popular stable Linux distributions such as Debian is important to gain better usability and greater adaption.
A higher share of privacy conscious users are using Linux rather than Windows.
This is also a preparatory step for installation of Monero by default in (privacy focused) Linux operating systems such as Whonix (which I happen to be the founder). Other Debian based Linux distributions such as Tails (also privacy focused) are welcome to use the package as well.
### User Experience
Instructions for users, simplified.
How to install monero GUI using apt-get
Download the repository signing key.
wget https://www.whonix.org/patrick.asc
Add the signing key.
sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/monero.gpg add ~/patrick.asc
Add APT repository.
echo "deb https://deb.whonix.org buster main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/monero.list
Update your package lists.
sudo apt-get update
Install monero-gui.
sudo apt-get install monero-gui
### Technical Implementation Details
The focus is the user. Usability. No frills.
I would simply grab the monero-gui binaries provided by getmonero.org, download them, check software (gpg) signatures, put these into deb packages, add these to a Debian package repository, and upload the repository.
What I would not do is creating the binaries during package build process. While this is nice to have, it doesn't help user experience and blocks the progress on reaching this goal. See next chapter.
The monero-gui binary includes it all:
* monero-wallet-gui
* monero-wallet-cli
* monerod
Therefore monero-gui package would come with all of that too. The package would be usable by both, desktop and headless computers.
Hosting on whonix.org rather than getmonero.org to keep maintenance effort low. Therefore no coordination with getmonero.org DNS required. Saves money for purchasing a domain. Contributes to decentralization since the maintainer of Whonix would maintain the Monero Debian packages independently. Maintaining another package on the domain which hosts many packages already is lower effort than a completely separate Debian package repository.
`packages.debian.org` is out of scope since Debian does not upgrade often enough to keep up with Monero fork cycle and for other reasons as well.
64 bit only.
The contents of monero-gui will be placed in folder `/usr/share/monero/monero-gui-v0.14.1.0`, unmodified. Folder `/usr/bin` will contain wrapper scripts pointing to the binaries in `/usr/share/monero/monero-gui-v0.14.1.0`.
### Why simply put the pre-build Monero binaries into a deb package?
1) After bitcoin existing for more than 10 years, being popular and being in Debian unstable (sid) it still never made its way into Debian testing, let alone stable. Reason being explained that a difference in underlying libraries (even just security fixes) during compilation may result in a network split. Binaries compiled during packaging on different versions of Linux distributions might have different libraries that might cause a network fork / chain split.
References:
* https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=bitcoin-qt
* https://packages.debian.org/sid/bitcoin-qt
* [upstream does not support stable releases (block migration to testing)](https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=718272)
(Note: above website saying Tags: `fixed-upstream` is probably a mistake as discussion at bottom says.)
2) The [github issue of packaging monero](https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/2395) stalled.
3) By shipping the same binaries as provided by getmonero.org reduces the chances of introducing a backdoor.
### Included in the First Milestone
* Monero in a Debian repository. `deb https://deb.whonix.org buster main` as per above `User Experience`.
* User documentation on how to install the `monero-gui` package from the repository.
* Build documentation detailing how to build the package oneself.
* Use the usual Whonix news channels to call for testers. Fix any bugs that users might report.
* Simplification of [Monero users instructions for Whonix users](https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Monero) saying "install this package".
* Test monero GUI in Debian buster, Whonix and Qubes Debian buster template.
* Start menu entries.
* Replying to (most) (reasonable) unanswered support requests related to the packaging.
### Non-Goals
Installation of Monero by default in Whonix. While Monero will very likely be installed by default in Whonix it is not guaranteed and not part of this proposal. I've already posted a number of comments on monero GUI issue tracker which should help to ensure that Monero keeps suitable for installation by default in Whonix, see [this list](https://forums.whonix.org/t/supporting-monero-as-the-default-cryptocurrency/6410/14).
### Funding for First Milestone
2000 USD
(Includes initial packaging and and maintenance until the end of the year 2020.)
### Timeline
Doable quickly within 1 week.
By comparison, the electrum (bitcoin) AppImage was recently added to a Debian package (binaries-freedom) by me and is now easily installable in Whonix. Pre-installed in stable version of Whonix already.
### Ongoing Maintenance Cost
* year 2021: 1000 USD
* year 2022: 1000 USD
### About Me
I am the founder of [Whonix](https://www.whonix.org/), which I am maintaining at present for more than 8 years.
Whonix (formerly TorBOX) is a Debian GNU/Linuxbased security-focused Linux distribution. It aims to provide privacy, security and anonymity on the internet.
You can see an overview of packages I am maintaining on [my github profile](https://github.com/adrelanos).
To proof that this monero gitlab account `adrelanos` corresponds the same person maintaining whonix.org, it is added [here](https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Official_Whonix_Online_Profiles).
[This idea was previously discussed on reddit.](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/cowjun/idea_proposal_monero_debian_deb_packages_debian/)
### Credits
Thanks to @rehrar for helping me with this proposal!
---
layout: fr
title: "Norwegian translation of webplate, footers, nav menu"
author: Chris Avis
amount: 6
milestones:
- name: Translation of all words
funds: 6
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
---
This is a proposal to translate the core part of the website (7615 words), navigation menu (147 words), footer 1 (142 words) &
footer 2 (5 words) to Norwegian, amounting to 7909 words. I think that those Norwegians who are not as sturdy in English will
appreciate being able to learn what Monero is about in their native language. I would like to help facilitate this and to
make sure they understand Monero better by providing a solid translation.
About one month ago I translated the GUI wallet to Norwegian. I spent quite some time on this translation as I
wanted everything to be right, and it seems that the reviewers were pleased with my work. I previously asked for
3 XMR to translate the GUI wallet (3489 words). Given the same XMR/word ratio, this equates to just below 7 XMR.
To compensate for values that should not have been counted in my text editor, I suggest deducting 1 XMR for this, so I
ask for a final amount of 6 XMR. The translation will consist of one milestone – the translation of all 7909 words. I will translate
the content and I expect to use 3-4 days on translating this.
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---
layout: fr
title: "Norwegian web translation"
author: Chris Avis
amount: 6
milestones:
- name: Translation of all words
funds: 6
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
---
This is a proposal to translate the core part of the website (7615 words), navigation menu (147 words), footer 1 (142 words) &
footer 2 (5 words) to Norwegian, amounting to 7909 words. I think that those Norwegians who are not as sturdy in English will
appreciate being able to learn what Monero is about in their native language. I would like to help facilitate this and to
make sure they understand Monero better by providing a solid translation.
About one month ago I translated the GUI wallet to Norwegian. I spent quite some time on this translation as I
wanted everything to be right, and it seems that the reviewers were pleased with my work. I previously asked for
3 XMR to translate the GUI wallet (3489 words). Given the same XMR/word ratio, this equates to just below 7 XMR.
To compensate for values that should not have been counted in my text editor, I suggest deducting 1 XMR for this, so I
ask for a final amount of 6 XMR. The translation will consist of one milestone – the translation of all 7909 words. I will translate
the content and I expect to use 3-4 days on translating this.
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---
layout: wip
title: CLSAG Audit
author: Monero Audit Workgroup
date: 4 June 2020
amount: 179
milestones:
- name: Audit amount
funds: 100% (179 XMR)
done: 15 June 2020
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 15 June 2020
amount: 172.09664848
- date: 15 June 2020
amount: 6.90335152
---
This is the funding request for Monero Research Lab's Concise Linkable Ring Signatures (CLSAG) research. CLSAG promises to provide more efficient Monero transactions without sacrificing privacy. CLSAG improves Monero transactions with no meaningful disadvantages. It's a drop-in improvement for MLSAG like Bulletproofs was. CLSAGs require a hardfork to implement.
The Monero Audit Workgroup cooperated with [OSTIF](https://ostif.org/) to create [this SoW](https://ia601504.us.archive.org/24/items/jp-ostif-clsag-signed/JP%20OSTIF%20CLSAG%20SIGNED.pdf) with [Teserakt](https://teserakt.io/). The Monero community has cooperated with OSTIF for the past [Bulletproofs](https://ostif.org/the-ostif-and-quarkslab-audit-of-monero-bulletproofs-is-complete-critical-bug-patched/) [audits](https://ostif.org/the-quarkslab-and-kudelski-security-audits-of-monero-bulletproofs-are-complete/) and [RandomX audits](https://ostif.org/four-audits-of-randomx-for-monero-and-arweave-have-been-completed-results/).
The workgroup consists of the following members. They do not receive compensation:
* ArticMine
* binaryFate
* Justin Ehrenhofer
* Sarang Noether (abstained)
* SerHack
Cost breakdown:
* Audit amount: $14,400
* OSTIF fee (10%): $1,440
* OSTIF audit credit: ($4,800)
* Subtotal: $11,040
* Buffer (10%): $1,104
* Total: $12,144
* XMR ($68): 179
The credit is from excess from the last audit with OSTIF, and from a ~~$1650~~ $3,300 donation from Sweetwater Digital Asset Consulting, LLC.
Teserakt has already begun working on this audit by their own decision.
Any excess or shortfalls from volatility will be donated to or paid by the Monero General Fund.
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---
layout: fr
title: CLSAG Audit
author: Monero Audit Workgroup
date: 4 June 2020
amount:
milestones:
- name: Audit amount
funds: 100% (206 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
---
This is the funding request for Monero Research Lab's Concise Linkable Ring Signatures (CLSAG) research. CLSAG promises to provide more efficient Monero transactions without sacrificing privacy. CLSAG improves Monero transactions with no meaningful disadvantages. It's a drop-in improvement for MLSAG like Bulletproofs was. CLSAGs require a hardfork to implement.
The Monero Audit Workgroup cooperated with [OSTIF](https://ostif.org/) to create [this SoW](https://ia601504.us.archive.org/24/items/jp-ostif-clsag-signed/JP%20OSTIF%20CLSAG%20SIGNED.pdf) with [Teserakt](https://teserakt.io/). The Monero community has cooperated with OSTIF for the past [Bulletproofs](https://ostif.org/the-ostif-and-quarkslab-audit-of-monero-bulletproofs-is-complete-critical-bug-patched/) [audits](https://ostif.org/the-quarkslab-and-kudelski-security-audits-of-monero-bulletproofs-are-complete/) and [RandomX audits](https://ostif.org/four-audits-of-randomx-for-monero-and-arweave-have-been-completed-results/).
The workgroup consists of the following members. They do not receive compensation:
* ArticMine
* binaryFate
* Justin Ehrenhofer
* Sarang Noether (abstained)
* SerHack
Cost breakdown:
* Audit amount: $14,400
* OSTIF fee (10%): $1,440
* OSTIF audit credit: ($3,150)
* Subtotal: $12,690
* Buffer (10%): $1,269
* Total: $13,959
* XMR ($68): 206
Teserakt has already begun working on this audit by their own decision.
Any excess or shortfalls from volatility will be donated to or paid by Core.
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---
layout: cp
title: "Continued funding for Surae for another quarter, September October November 2018"
author: suraeNoether
date: August 26, 2018
amount: 280
milestones:
- name: Milestone 1 - September
funds: 33.33% (93.33 XMR)
done:
status: finished
- name: Milestone 2 - October
funds: 33.33% (93.33 XMR)
done:
status: finished
- name: Milestone 3 - November
funds: 33.33% (93.33 XMR)
done:
status: finished
payouts:
- date: November 20, 2018
amount: 186.66 XMR
- date: December 6, 2018
amount: 93.34 XMR
---
**WHO** My name is Brandon Goodell. I am Monero Research Lab’s first postdoctoral researcher into cryptocurrency. I have a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University, a M.Sc. in Mathematics from North Dakota State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University. I taught as a graduate student for 9 years at the university level, and I have participated in the Monero community under the pseudonym Surae Noether on-and-off 2014-2016, and I have worked at MRL full-time since June 2017.
**WHAT** I am requesting a continuation of funding for my next quarter, of Sept-Nov. The overall lab-wide goals for MRL in the 2018/2019 year are described here, with completed tasks since the last update described. Most notably: we are waiting to hear from IACR about the multi-sig paper. In the last quarter, I said "contributors can expect in the next quarter: the beginning of the expansion of the document Zero to Monero into the Monero Standards, the literature review component of the roadmap to make progress as Sarang and I continue to read and take notes on current literature, a technical report on churn and linkability heuristics, and the (still in preparation) technical report on multisignatures (see below)." In regards to finishing these tasks, we have made significant progress on every front except for converting Zero-to-Monero into the Monero Standards: the literature review component of multi-signatures made it's way into the paper, and we have made some quantitative progress on the churn/linkability analysis, although we do not yet have a first draft of the churn heuristics. We have had some discussion about whether Monero Standards are even necessary now that Zero to Monero has been completed by contributor Ukoe.
In the next quarter, contributors can expect: a draft of a document describing cross-chain atomic swaps with ring confidential transactions, more literature review components, a draft of a document describing our churn/linkability results, and a draft of recommended best practices for Monero.
**WHY** Monero Research Lab has communicated with researchers all over the cryptocurrency industry, cryptographers, computer scientists, and computer engineers. In the past year, we have traveled internationally to conferences to learn and participate in the dissemination of results, contributed to several published technical notes on the technology underlying Monero, helped read and review papers for other researchers, participated in the cryptocurrency community more broadly, and learned quite a bit about decentralized payment infrastructures. We have submitted one paper for peer review and we have published a handful of whitepapers. Our work into multisig revealed a lot of dangerous territory in the multi-signature world. We ended up not needing to abandon the Musig protocol; we merely needed to insert a commit-and-reveal step. Taking great care in the construction of multi-signatures is going to be one foundational piece of off-chain scaling for Monero.
**HOW MUCH TOTAL** ~~376 XMR~~ 280 XMR. I am asking for 9000$ USD/month; this is in line with market rates for a Ph.D. scientist and mathematician (accounting for the tax implications of working outside a traditional employer), and represents my assessment of fair compensation. ~~I am asking at 71.88 USD/XMR as my baseline exchange rate.~~ The market has changed somewhat from my initial posting, so I am asking at approximately 96 USD/XMR Why? ~~I am modifying my rule of estimating my XMR exchange rate: in an objectively bear market (we have had around a 40-50% contraction in price over June, July, and August), I'll take the lower bound of the 30-day Bollinger Band with 1.9599 standard deviations, and during an objectively bull market, I'll take the upper bound.~~ I am modifying my rule of estimating my XMR exchange rate: in a bear market, I will split the difference between the 30 day EMA and the lower Bollinger band, otherwise in a bull market I will split the difference between the 30 day EMA and the upper Bollinger band. ~~If the change in the market on the 3-month scale is under 10% or so, I'm not going to sweat it and just go with the 30 day EMA.~~ The market has changed enough for me to re-adjust my request. The last two funding periods, I was using the 30 day EMA to estimate the Monero exchange rate, but this always leads to an over-estimate of price during a bear market.
**Thank you, Monero Community!** Let's get Monero's lightning technology rollin! We at MRL strongly value community input into the funding process, and welcome discussions regarding my funding proposal. Thank you again to the entire community, whether you've donated to me or not... you guys are absolutely running the show, and you all kick some major butt. I hope by making Monero better, we're all a little better off.
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---
layout: cp
title: Defcon equipment storage for one year
author: rehrar
date: 15 June 2020
amount: 13
milestones:
- name: Payout
funds: 13
done: 23 June 2020
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 23 June 2020
amount: 13
---
Heyo everyone. Diego here with a CCS proposal. As some of you may know, we raised funds last year for equipment that will be used at Defcon (and potentially other conferences). This equipment is currently in a storage unit in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's time to pay for another year for the storage space.
Also as some of you may know, there's a virus thingy going around and conferences are cancelled, including Defcon (which is now having an online conference which we may take part of). This means we won't be using the equipment this year, sadly. Still, it's not going anywhere for future years.
The total cost for the year is $1020. There is still 5 XMR leftover in the Defcon wallet (where sponsors donated to be a part), so that's $300 (assuming $60/XMR). That brings the total needed down to $720, or 12 XMR. Add a sub-10% buffer of 1 XMR and we get 13 XMR.
ajs is currently paying this out of pocket so the XMR will go to him. I'm just making the proposal. If this takes a while to fund I may pay him out of pocket so he's not out money for too long and it'll go to me. Something like that.
Bai
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---
layout: wip
title: GUI UX coding (3 months)
author: dsc
date: 17 April, 2019
amount: 282
milestones:
- name: 1st month
funds: 33% (94 XMR)
done: 22 August 2019
status: finished
- name: 2nd month
funds: 33% (94 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
- name: 3rd month
funds: 33% (94 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date: 22 August 2019
amount: 94 XMR
- date:
amount:
- date:
amount:
---
# What
32 hours a week for 3 months. [My last proposal](https://forum.getmonero.org/9/work-in-progress/90931/full-time-gui-coding) was the first where I was able to dedicate fulltime attention to Monero. Thus, past 3 months has seen substantial improvements to the GUI. For example, all points from [this issue](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/1568) have been resolved or at least improved upon.
# Who
I'm dsc, familiar with Monero GUI internals and contributed to the GUI codebase since fall 2017.
My contributions/experience:
- https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/commits?author=xmrdsc
- https://github.com/xmrdsc/py-levin/commits?author=xmrdsc (autonode.xmr.pm)
- https://github.com/wownero/wownero-funding-system/commits?author=xmrdsc
- https://github.com/wownero/Wownero-Light-Wallet/commits?author=xmrdsc
- https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/qml-xmr/commits?author=xmrdsc
- https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/moneriote-python/commits?author=xmrdsc (moneroworld)
- Free VPS Hosting for XMR i2p workgroup, Noncense Research Lab and a Gitea [backup git](https://git.xmr.pm) instance.
- The fan-favourite & glorious IRC bot `xmr-pr` - making everyones life more managable
# Report on the previous 3 months
- [Introduced white theme](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/2060)
- [New wizards](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/1909), both code and design rewritten from scratch
- [Simple mode](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/1909): automatic remote node finder (autonode.xmr.pm)
- [IPC](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/2029) (`monero://` and `moneroseed://` uri handler)
- Introduced font-awesome + .svg for higher quality icons
- [New transaction history page](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/pull/2025)
- Wrote a 'GUI development guidelines' document (not released yet :-P)
In addition I 'cleaned up' QML components and reviewed/rewrote existing QML/js logic. Good QML components lead to a more stable/clean UX. This is time consuming, as QML is not intuitive or easy to work with (compared to, say, HTML + CSS). These efforts are a balance between "needing to clean up the codebase before we can continue" versus "delivering tangible results the community benefits from".
# Proposal
32 hours per week at 50 USD/hour rate for a total of 282 XMR. XMR/USD rate is roughly based on the average of the past 2 weeks.
I'd rather not post bi-weekly updates in this PR/Reddit, rather wish to have a weekly meeting on Tuesday in `#monero-gui` on Freenode. This will be an opportunity where the GUI workgroup discusses recent developments, open issues/PRs, and to-do's.
# What I want to focus on
Or rather, what I could choose to focus on. Following list is unordered in terms of prioritization.
### Tor/i2p integration
Due to knaccc/jgrassie's efforts (et al.), Monero now has support for tor/i2p. GUI should implement this. Challenges ahead:
1. Come up with a design that works in terms of UX
1. How to present tor/i2p options to the user?
2. Where can the user switch between connection types?
2. tiny-i2p/tor binaries will not be included in the GUI release, how to deal with this?
## Android/Purism
Purism has shown interest in having Monero GUI natively and included by default on their Librem 5 (phone). This idea has overlap with a long standing wish of having an Android GUI release, as both would require [a new QML application](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2026).
Time estimates for both Android/librem support would most likely result in at least 50% of this CCS's time allocation. As such, I'm not commiting to this task before the community prioritizes this goal and/or someone wants to partially fund this mobile adventure :-o)
## Support database pruning
[More info here](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2087).
## Fix update checker
GUI has functionality to check if a newer version of the GUI is available, via DNS. I believe this was disabled some time ago. We should get this functionality working.
## Rewrite modals and popups
Current GUI popups can be improved. Kneuffeulbund [made new designs](https://i.imgur.com/ERxMW0S.png) I'd like to implement.
## Monerod as a service on Linux/MacOS
The ability to register/create a `monerod` service from within the GUI, and add it to system startup using systemd (linux), LaunchAgent (MacOS) + system tray. For Windows, such registration should take place in rbrunner's installer. I will not work on a Windows service.
This should also support [Automatic mining](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2046).
## User testing session GUI feedback
Take user feedback from [an IRL GUI testing session](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2040) and implement them.
## Integrate the Monero GUI guide
Integrate the Monero GUI guide from the translations workgroup inside the GUI, using a markdown to HTML renderer, inside QML, using QtWebView.
## Tooltips, context menus
Right-click->copy/paste would be nice to have for input boxes. Also help tooltips.
## moneroseed://
Support for `moneroseed://` URIs. [More info here](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2023).
## CMake build recipe
A CMake recipe, replacing qmake, will be a requirement to create reproducible builds. Currently I'm experimenting with one, it may be finished soon. Might also not be. Would like to work with TheCharlatan on this.
## Misc. GUI development
- Manage issue tracker
- Bugfixes
- Improving QML components where fit
- Code review PRs
---
layout: cp
title: "el00ruobuob: JANUARY TO MARCH (PART TIME FOR A NEW QUARTER)"
author: el00ruobuob
date: February 3, 2019
amount: 45
milestones:
- name: January
funds: 33.33% (XMR 15)
done: January 31, 2019
status: completed
- name: February
funds: 33.33% (XMR 15)
done: February 28, 2019
status: completed
- name: March
funds: 33.33% (XMR 15)
done: March 31, 2019
status: completed
payouts:
- date: April 3, 2019
amount: 15
- date: April 3, 2019
amount: 15
- date: April 3, 2019
amount: 15
---
### ELOORUOBUOB PART TIME FOR THREE MONTH
Hi there,
El00ruobuob again, asking if you want to support my work for the current quarter.
#### Report since last quarter
I have been missing a bunch of report lately, and i've not done as much as i expected (but still respecting my minimum devoted time), but here's what i did:
* [Finished the Wallet RPC refresh, based on 0.13 wallet-rpc](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/merge_requests/898)
* [Translated the developer guides to French](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/merge_requests/939) (pending merge)
* Did a few correction on both wallet & server rpc guides
* Updated a few user guide to 0.13
* Translated the Gui wallet guide to French
* Reported the community meetings
* Helped in translating the GUI for 0.14
* [Updated the French Quick Facts sheet from Outreach Workgroup](https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/outreach-docs/pull/102)
* Maybe other things i can't remember
#### Current work list
1. Hangout Page
I started working a few month ago to a new hangout page.
It had been discuss in community meeting a while ago, and an issue is opened since [here](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/issues/775)
I made a few tests and think about "what should be the best", and come with a solution:
* The hangout page should highlight a support section on the right (as it is actually for StackExchange), and adding the r/MoneroSupport along with the MRW website in this section.
* The hangout page must let user choose where to join the discussion, based on the tools he use, or based on the things he wanted to do. So i replaced the left side panes with a dynamic section where you can choose "By Platform" (listing all channels/groups/sites on all platforms, including IRC, Mattermost, Reddit, Taiga, Telegram, external website & ressources), or "By WorkGroup" (listing all the workgroups with their respectives places.
This is still an ongoing work, as i try to figure out how to best handle this at code (html/liquid/<lang>.yml) level, but you can see and test it on [my own branch](https://repo.getmonero.org/el00ruobuob/monero-site/tree/Hangout).
2. Research Lab & Dev Meetings reports
A few weeks ago, dEBRUYNE asked me if i may be able to add the Research Lab meetings & Dev meetings logs to the blog.
I accept the task and started with the Research Lab Meeting backlog ([10 meetings' logs in a merge request atm.](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/merge_requests/999))
3. GUI guide update to 0.14
With the upcoming upgrade, i proposed to help Erciccione with the updates on the GUI Guide.
I haven't started yet but offers to work on this in the next days.
4. MMS guide translation
I started to tranlate this just before the GUI call for translator.
It is a huge user-guide and will requires more time than i suspected.
5. Miscellaneous
Other small activities always needs time every now and then.
There are new strings for Monerujo i haven't translate to French yet (or even look at).
I continue to post the Community Meeting logs and do any stuff i can to help anyone asking for (as long as it doesn't requires me to lengthen a day's 24h)
#### *It's not about the money money money*
But, still...
For this new Quarter, in this obviously Bear market, i am asking for 1.25XMR per hour, on a 3 hours a week basis.
That's a 15XMR a month, so 45XMR total.
My milestone will be monthly-based:
* January: **15XMR**
* February: **15XMR**
* March: **15XMR**
Anyway, feels welcome to give your thoughts, or ask for emergency work from me.
See you soon!
el00ruobuob
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---
layout: cp
title: "el00ruobuob: Part Time for a new quarter (Oct-Dec)"
author: el00ruobuob
date: September 3, 2018
amount: 21
milestones:
- name: Milestone 1 - October
funds: 33.33% (7 XMR)
done:
status: finished
- name: Milestone 2 - November
funds: 33.33% (7 XMR)
done:
status: finished
- name: Milestone 3 - December
funds: 33.33% (7 XMR)
done:
status: finished
payouts:
- date: November 15, 2018
amount: 7 XMR
- date: January 2, 2019
amount: 14 XMR
---
**WHO?**
Hi Everyone,
I'm el00ruobuob, if i still have to introduce myself, i've done the French translation of Monero Website with the help of erciccione, the monerujo French translation for m2049r, a full refresh of developer daemon RPC guide, the relocalization of Moneropedia, and much more.
If you do not know me yet, look at the latest merged PR on monero-site, the Open-Hub stats, the reports on my previous FFS, or ask erciccione, rehrar & luigi1111 how annoying i am ;)
**WHY?**
I would like to continue doing the French localization for almost anything that came up. I also would like to help in any possible ways, like creating/updating guides or generally improving the website.
As the work done on my previous FFS seems to still be appreciated, i propose to continue to help the community in another FFS.
**WHAT?**
I will still run for a very minimum work-time to half an hour par day, 6 days a week. That's a 3 hours a week, and for those who know me a, it's really an underestimation.
At the moment, i just finished with the moneropedia french translation, and i have this todo list:
Finishing Wallet RPC Dev guide refresh (84% done) - P1
Kovri guides versioning (as suggested by rehrar) - P2
Port monero-integrations on the website, if we have a consensus on this - P2
Buying a Ledger to port dEBRUYNE-1 Ledger GUI guide on the website userguide with screenshots and photos - P3
Given the recent rise of price (around 100€), i am asking 0.5XMR per hour. If the price continue to raise, it will be lowered of course.
So a 1.5XMR per week or 6XMR per month.
**WHEN?**
I propose milestones not for particular achievements, but for each month.
* October: 6XMR;
* November: 6XMR;
* December: 6XMR.
For a grand total of 18XMR.
Edit 9/5: If the price stays stable at the current level, it will only be 15XMR
Edit2: i may have cursed the charts by writing this :(
Edit 9/12: at actual price of 85€ I will ask for 21XMR. I hope to curse the chart in opposite direction;).
**WHERE?**
Work done would be seen on:
* My github;
* Monero Project GitHub;
* Taiga.
And if you want to donate to me directly, be my guest:
47xu3gQpF569au9C2ajo5SSMrWji6xnoE5vhr94EzFRaKAGw6hEGFXYAwVADKuRpzsjiU1PtmaVgcjUJF89ghGPhUXkndHc
---
layout: cp
title: "ErCiccione: 3 more months part time work on Getmonero.org"
author: erciccione
date: 1 April 2020
amount: 180
milestones:
- name: April
funds: 60
done: 30 April 2020
status: finished
- name: May
funds: 60
done: 31 May 2020
status: finished
- name: June
funds: 60
done: 30 June 2020
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 15 May 2020
amount: 60
- date: 7 June 2020
amount: 60
- date: 6 July 2020
amount: 60
---
I'm proposing to continue my part time work on Getmonero.org (monero-site repository), 20 hours a week for 3 more months.
## What
I will work on the website in the same terms as in [my last proposal](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/ccs-proposals/-/merge_requests/111), so basically:
- Triaging issues
- Adding new functionalities according to the feedback of the community
- Increasing user friendliness
- Updating obsolete sections
- Improving localization process
- Bug fixes
- Reviews
I triage or review the vast majority of the [issues](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/-/issues) and merge requests on the monero-site repository. You can also see the list of my [past direct contributions](https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/-/merge_requests?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=merged&author_username=erciccione) to have an idea of the work i do. I usually post updates about the website on reddit as well (see [the last one](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/fetf6z/getmoneroorg_updated_fixed_meta_tags_updated/)).
## Milestones
I'm proposing to work as developer on the monero-site repository for three months at a rate of €30/hour, starting on April 2020, 20 hours a week. This results in a total of *~~180 XMR~~* *~~167 XMR~~* *180 XMR* at the rate 1 XMR = ~~€40~~ ~~€43~~ €40.
---
layout: fr
title: "ErCiccione: 3 more months part time work on Getmonero.org (July-Sept)"
author: erciccione
date: 1 July 2020
amount: 132
milestones:
- name: July
funds: 44
done:
status: unfinished
- name: August
funds: 44
done:
status: unfinished
- name: September
funds: 44
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
---
I'm proposing to continue my part time work on Getmonero.org (monero-site repository), 20 hours a week for 3 more months.
## What
I will work on the website in the same terms as in [my last proposal](https://ccs.getmonero.org/proposals/erciccione-website1.html), so basically:
- Triaging issues
- Adding new functionalities according to the feedback of the community
- Increasing user friendliness
- Updating obsolete sections
- Improving localization process
- Bug fixes
- Reviews
I triage or review the vast majority of the [issues](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site/issues) and merge requests on the monero-site repository. You can also see the list of my [past direct contributions](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site/pulls?q=is%3Apr+author%3Aerciccione) to have an idea of the work i do. I usually post updates about the website on reddit as well (see [the last one](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/h86mof/getmoneroorg_updated_1_new_user_guide_1/)).
## Milestones
I'm proposing to work as developer on the monero-site repository for three months at a rate of €30/hour, starting on July 2020, 20 hours a week. This results in a total of *132 XMR* at the rate 1 XMR = €54.
---
layout: cp
title: Getmonero.org Redesign because we're going to design all of the things and you can't stop us
title: Getmonero.org Redesign
author: rehrar
date: 02/14/2017
amount: 100
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payouts:
- date: 12/31/2986
amount: 10.70XMR
- date: 121212154524
amount: 4545
- date:
amount:
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amount:
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---
layout: wip
title: "Monero Atomic Swaps research funding"
author: h4sh3d
date: 19 May 2020
amount: 18
milestones:
- name: Work is done
funds: 100% (18 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
---
# Monero Atomic Swaps research funding
From [https://github.com/h4sh3d/xmr-btc-atomic-swap](https://github.com/h4sh3d/xmr-btc-atomic-swap):
> In blockchains where hashed timelock contracts are doable atomic swaps are already deployed, but when one blockchain doesn't have this capability it becomes a challenge. This protocol describes how to achieve atomic swaps between Bitcoin and Monero with two transactions per chain without trusting any central authority, servers, nor the other swap participant.
## Motivation:
Two years ago (Dec 2017), I published a draft to swap between Bitcoin and Monero.
In March 2019 I rewrote the protocol in more details, specifying what kind of zero-knowledge proofs were needed to guarantee the "trustlessness" of the protocol and the known limitations of the scheme, funded by my previous employer.
zkao and I presented the protocol at 36C3 in December 2019 ([link here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-v6hDnzpds)). After discussing it during March and April on #monero-research-lab IRC, andytoshi's idea of using "discrete logarithm equality across groups" that sarang has a write-up [here](https://web.getmonero.org/resources/research-lab/pubs/MRL-0010.pdf), I changed the zero-knowledge requirements by adapting the protocol, but the protocol, thus on-paper complete, was still not implementable as it used an inactive bitcoin op-code: `OP_AND`.
Recently I learned some new cryptographic tricks with ECDSA that should make the protocol complete and implementable with today's tools without requiring hash pre-image zero knowledge proofs.
**This research will update the draft protocol to completely remove hash pre-image zero-knowledge proof requirement.**
So far, I've carried out the latest research on my spare time. I can now use part of my working time to continue. My company has an internal budget for doing research, and because it's my first funding request, it will match the raised funds. Thus I will request 1/2 week of funding from the community, and will spend 1 week working on this project.
## Overview:
R & D Institution: Cryp GmbH (I work and own part of the company)
Funding: Monero CCS
Duration: 40 hours of research (of which 20h paid by community)
Job completion: Within 2 months after successful funding
Contributors:
* Principal researcher: h4sh3d
* Supervisor: zkao
Licences: All work will released under CC-BY-4.0
Expiration date: If not funded or completed until July 31, 2020 funds can be released
## Project Roadmap:
One week of research and writing.
### Deliverable:
* **Revised version of "Bitcoin--Monero Cross-chain Atomic Swap":** new version with updated cryptographic primitives and protocol variation
## Cost
I ask for the equivalent of 1200 USD from CCS.
Therefore, using a 7-day EMA of 66.21 USD/XMR from Kraken the request total is __18.~~12~~ XMR__.
## Feedback
First CCS, so questions, comments, and feedback regarding this request are very welcome.
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layout: cp
title: knueffelbund GUI design for Q2 2019
author: knueffelbund
date: 3 April 2019
amount: 37
milestones:
- name: April
funds: 33% (12 XMR)
done: 30 April 2019
status: finished
- name: May
funds: 33% (12 XMR)
done: 13 May 2019
status: finished
- name: June
funds: 33% (13 XMR)
done: 30 June 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: 8 August 2019
amount: 37
---
Hi,
This is my first proposal, but I've been contributing to the design of the Monero GUI wallet [since November, 2017](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/7c0bo7/had_some_fun_yesterday_evening_restyling_the/). You can see the designs I've done so far on [Github](https://github.com/GBKS/monero-wallet-design) and [Zeplin](https://scene.zeplin.io/project/5a0777492a92d8ac5beb3125). I also designed and built [ExploreMonero.com](https://www.exploremonero.com) and organize my crypto UX research [here](https://www.cryptouxhandbook.com/). The GUI team has really picked up the pace of development the past few months, and I'd like to continue supporting them with design work as much as I can. That's why I'm putting this proposal together.
A lot of my work as a UX designer has to do with usability. For example, I recently did some [user testing](https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Monero-GUI-user-testing--AaiYNKmVg5Vjqt5_ik~UEsoMAg-YAWmy01OJa5vkmdQvt6wg) on the wallet, in which it become clear that the mnemonic seed section during wallet creation is easily missed by users. So I created a [design and proposal](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2043) to move this part into a separate screen. I'm just mentioning this because my proposed work is all about usability improvements, not about changing the visual styling of the wallet (other than the new white theme). Good usability his hugely important if want Monero to become more widely used.
Things I'd like to work on the next 3 months:
- Iterate the merchant page ([first draft](https://www.dropbox.com/s/kf1t5hmip64kpuk/monero-merchant-page-gbks-190314.png?dl=0))
- Address more feedback from the [user testing session](https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Monero-GUI-user-testing--AaiYNKmVg5Vjqt5_ik~UEsoMAg-YAWmy01OJa5vkmdQvt6wg), particularly the first steps after wallet creation
- Revise send flow (which currently involves 4 differently styled overlays)
- Make it more obvious how accounts and addresses are organized in the wallet
- Make it more inituitive to add transactions descriptions and manage your address book
- Support implementation of the white theme
- Work with Electricsheep01 to integrate [his ideas](https://github.com/monero-project/monero-gui/issues/2024) into the wallet design
If the community has other priorities for design improvements (how about a [mobile app](https://www.dropbox.com/s/inodkkm8xjv7sry/Monero-mobile-concept-gbks-180823.png?dl=0)?), I'd be happy to switch things up.
All my work is directly done in high-fidelity designs (vs wireframes, which are more helpful when creating new software vs iterating existing software). All designs will be publicly posted in Github and Zeplin, and open for discussion via Reddit and Github issues ([example](https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/ae6zet/feedback_required_wizard_redesign_icons/)).
The funding amount is based on the following math:
- 60 hours = 5 hours per week for 12 weeks (~3 months)
- 0.6289 XMR per hour ($30 + 0.2 XMR per hour at 1 XMR = $69.95)
- 60 hours * 0.6289 XMR per hour = ~37 XMR
Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks in advance for your support.
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---
layout: fr
title: Live Test
layout: cp
title: Raise some XMR for the General Fund
author: rehrar
date: February 19, 2019
amount: 100
milestones:
- name: Milestone 1
funds: 100% (100 XMR)
done:
status: unfinished
- name: Send raised funds to the General Fund
funds: 100 XMR
done: 6/12/19
status: finished
payouts:
- date:
amount:
- date: 6/12/19
amount: 100
---
Proposal here
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Hey everyone, rehrar here. Just as a way to show off the CCS, and give some people a chance to try it and donate, let's raise a little money for Monero's General Fund, stewarded by the Core Team.
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---
layout: cp
title: "M2049R: PART-TIME SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER"
author: m2049r
date: September 21, 2018
amount: 70
milestones:
- name: Milestone 1 - Work
funds: 100% (70 XMR)
done:
status: finished
payouts:
- date: January 3, 2019
amount: 70 XMR
---
**WHO**
I am m2049r, creator of Monerujo - The Monero Android Wallet.
**WHAT**
I was funded March - August 2018 and would like to continue in that spirit. Please see previous posts for completed milestones & tasks.
Primarily I will be moving the Monerujo App along according to our feature list on Taiga as well as improving the usability as dictated by the Monerujo Team.
**HOW MUCH**
12 weeks x 10 hours/week = 120 hours. @ 0.58XMR per hour = 70XMR.
(June - August I spent 140 hours in addition to Ledger integration)
**NEXT STEPS**
* OpenAlias support **[Released 2018-09-17]**
* Monero 0.13 support **[Beta 2018-10-09, Released 2018-10-14]**
* Automated Node discovery **[Alpha 2018-11-20]**
* Further Multisig Analysis & Design **[Suspended until it is clear what core GUI will do]**
* Talk at the HCPP18 **[Released 2018-10-07]**
* Continue development of Monerujo according to the Taiga Project **[ongiong, see Taige & GitHUb for details]**
* User Support & Bugfixing **[ongoing]**
**The work for this FFS is complete, see Team Monerujo: Part-Time December-February for followup.**
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---
layout: cp
title: Monero representation at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019
author: midipoet
date: May 8, 2019
amount: 40 XMR
milestones:
- name: Book Flights and Hotel and Food
funds: 20 XMR
done: 15 May 2019
status: finished
- name: Return and deliver report
funds: 20 XMR
done: 8 June 2019
status: finished
payouts:
- date: May 15, 2019
amount: 20 XMR
- date: June 8, 2019