Many types of contributions don't fit well into the task model.
For example, the efforts of Curators and Reviewers, the deployment and operational costs of maintaining infrastructure (such as the website or Ethereum node), or the ad-hoc nature of community and social engagement.
These types of contributions are critical to the success of 1Hive and must also be rewarded. We use two different mechanisms to compensate members for these types of contributions: Allocations and Payroll.
On a weekly basis, we use the Allocations application to distribute a fixed amount of
Honey between a set of nominated recipients.
The weekly allocations amount is determined by
Bee vote, and then split between nominees using the Dot Voting application.
Any member of the organization can nominate any other member for an allocation period simply by saying so in the keybase #nominations channel.
An Allocations Admin is responsible for creating the weekly allocations vote and including all nominees each Monday.
Allocations are useful for rewarding ad-hoc contributions or exemplary behavior above and beyond normal expectations. However, those with longer-term roles -- Curators, Reviewers, and members who maintain the organization's infrastructure -- are best compensated with fixed recurring payments through the Payroll application.
Expectations for Nomination
Members should nominate other members and provide an anecdote for why they are making the nomination.
A nomination is like saying "thank you" for going above and beyond in some way.
There is no minimum or maximum number of nominations you can make in a given week, but they should be sincere. It should feel good and somewhat unexpected to be nominated.
Expectations for Payroll
Payroll is intended to provide a baseline compensation level for consistent contributors.
Payroll is calculated separately from any compensation earned through tasks or allocations, so it shouldn't be compared to an equivalent salary.
Members who are added to payroll should have a clearly defined scope of recurring work. A member who has been added to Payroll can choose to claim their allotment in any treasury asset, including