The Graph Council - Meeting #10 Notes

Council members value transparency and have agreed to follow Chatham House Rules for sharing meeting notes. On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, The Graph Council held its 10th meeting.


Council Members (“Members”)
Michael Anderson
Jim Cousins
Yondon Fu
Gary Morris
Brandon Ramirez
Yaniv Tal

Observer & Note Taker
Observer: Jeremy Sklaroff, Edge & Node Ventures, Inc. (“Edge & Node”)
Note taker: Oliver Zerhusen, The Graph Foundation (the “Foundation”)

Council Business
The meeting commenced at 11:03 am PDT


Curation Launch

Members discussed community feedback from the first week of curation. A highly active curator community has shown significant commitment to helping bootstrapping signals on Subgraphs as well as leading discussions on several protocol enhancement ideas aimed to improve the Curation experience.

GIPs & Protocol Updates

Members reviewed two protocol enhancements that are currently in the GIP development stage. The Batch GNS Transactions proposal would implement a deploy & signal feature for Subgraph Studio, enabling Subgraph Developers to be the first one to signal on a new Subgraph they have deployed. Subgraph Change of Ownership is currently in draft stage and this would enable an owner entity change of a Subgraph after deployment. One anticipated use case for such a feature is to allow a Subgraph Developer to deploy & signal a specific Subgraph and to then pass on ownership to the official team of a dapp.

One Member provided an update on the Arbitration Charter and the goal to have the final version ready for Council discussions at the next meeting, so that voting on ratifying the Arbitration Charter can subsequently begin.

Mainnet Migration

One Member mentioned a proposal to accelate Subgraph migration to Mainnet. Another Member proposed a model for Subgraphs to be flagged in order to provide confidence of a Subgraph’s validation and incentive for Curators to signal and Indexers to index. Members discussed support models to help incentivize broad indexing services of Subgraphs when Mainnet migration pace picks up.

Dapp Dev Tooling Support Grant

One Foundation Member announced that the Foundation intends to submit a grant proposal to the Council in the near future that would support a non-profit to create a more aggressive and long-term roadmap for dapp dev tooling. The Graph Foundation has been invited to join this initiative alongside Ethereum Foundation, Paradigm, Synthetix and Decentraland. One Member asked for details of the grant to be provided in the proposal covering scope and milestones.

Arbitration Dispute Timelines

One Member raised concerns over the timing and transparency of GDR2. This dispute went past the targeted timeline of 30 days for dispute resolution and also did not present the community a transparent dialogue between Arbitrators and disputed Indexers in the Forum. One Member acknowledged the need to improve the Arbitration process for the community to get better visibility. Another Member suggested expanding the team of Arbitrators in order to create additional capacity to complete disputes within 30 days on a consistent basis.