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[QUOTE="Matt Osborne, post: 13122, member: 9"]
Regarding the position as Guide: I was very pleased to see Sam and Matt begin to make community contributions. Paul obviously makes a lot of contributions as well. As we all know, the position of Guide entails doing a lot of non-glamorous work though. I think we can all agree your time is better spent elsewhere. Here's the rub: The burden of not having a fifth Guide to help with the non-glamorous work is pretty large. It obviously falls on the shoulders if the other four Guides. There were definitely periods over the summer when only a single Guide or two were moving the project forward. By no means can that happen again. It's bad for the project and it burns-out the Guides that end-up having to carry the extra load. If elected again as Guide (which I sincerely hope Factom inc will be), can you guarantee the community that you/Matt/Sam/Factom Inc will make meaningful contributions in regards to the non-glamorous Guide work?[/QUOTE]
Thank you for the question. As I see it, the candidacy is for the organization, rather than the person. I have listed Paul, Sam, and Matt because I expect them to continue helping with governance related projects. I had recognized that I couldn't personally provide enough input and attention to all the various parallel efforts. Over the past few months, Matt and Sam have stepped up to handle different governance efforts on behalf of Factom, Inc.
Sam is the main person representing Factom, Inc with respect to on-chain voting. I trust his judgment related to that aspect of governance. He has been coordinating with that working group even to the extent where when there weren't enough discord chat slots, he was the one representing Factom, Inc and Paul left the chat.
Matt has recently been the Factom, Inc representative related to the Grant Success metric efforts. Again, I trusted his judgment on that. I hope his efforts there are seen as beneficial.
Paul also shares his vision enthusiastically, as I am sure that you have found. I don't see that waning soon.
I anticipate that they will all continue to help out with governance efforts over the next year, as they have been recently.