Appreciate the kind words coming from a number of you. Thus far, this has been largely a thankless task for those involved, and I know they are finding it difficult to balance time spent on this against other commitments to work and family, so thank you!
With regards to the queries about the Foundation, the issue is complicated by the lawsuit. I imagine they want to avoid anything that could appear to be an admission of responsibility and potentially used against them in the future. This is what happens when a company gets a lawsuit called against them.
I’ve seen this sentiment appear a number of times. Put simply, the working group is concerned (justifiably in my opinion) that governance is not going to approve multiple rounds of compensation. Give this concern, it seems better to ensure that all the compensation is done at once. While this is probably frustrating for those of you who are in the ‘straightforward’ group, I suspect you would have a different opinion if you were one of the edge-cases.
The use of ‘we’ in this statement particularly annoyed me (in addition to the general tone), as with one exception, I am not aware of any Vault Holders meaningfully helping to resolve the issue. If anyone wants to help, MakerMan stated the following:
I’m also seeing the reoccurring theme of Vault Holders being ‘strung along’ and that the intention is to never compensate anyone. It is naturally difficult to judge what MKR Token Holders as a whole are feeling, but the previous vote showed that token holders were in favour of compensation. Since then, MakerMan has been working on an analysis, and others have been contributing time where they can.
To be quite honest, all those involved want to be done with the whole issue just as much as you do. If we didn’t intend to make compensation a reality, we wouldn’t be making the effort. If we try to half-ass a solution, then either it will leave some uncompensated, or it will fail to pass the required governance vote. I genuinely believe that this process - slow as it has been to get started - is the best chance of Vault Holders seeing any compensation.