Sure. So to be honest I was maybe less precise than I should have been here (which comes from writing this like 20mins before the G&R call.) I’ll explain what’s been done. I’ve also updated the initial post.
So the main change here is that the frontend now takes it’s content directly from github. Previously, Maker Foundation members had to ‘whitelist’ any executive that went up on the voting portal. Now it reads from github.
What this means is that the Governance Facilitators can control what shows up on the portal directly, now, rather than relying on people working for the Maker Foundation to rubber stamp each executive.
So this is where that precision issue comes in, because while the polls process has been improved, it’s not really any more decentralized at this point.
The improvements here are related to how the Governance Facilitators submit polls on-chain. Previously there was an input form to fill in on the voting portal where you would enter poll options, start and end time, etc. Now we have a system where all that is read + validated directly from github when we provide a URL.
This seems fairly unexciting, but it’s going to make submitting polls like 5x faster, and that’s a weekly task that I normally need to do on Sunday night. So needless to say, I’m excited about it.
On another note, Payton has been whitelisted to put up polls on the frontend now as well. So one could argue that that has made the process slightly more decentralized.
Also of note is that these improvements are thanks to the dUX (incubating) core unit - I’m only really reporting it here because it’s related to governance and they don’t have a weekly update slot in the meeting at this point.