Secret Infrastructure Charter
Secret infrastructure conducts research, maintains network infrastructure such as testnet, relayers, and api’s, and creates documentation & essential resources for node runners on the Secret Network, for the benefit of all network participants.
∙ The scope of Secret Infrastructure is to ensure smooth operations of Secret Network public infrastructure (node runner stability, community api, quicksync, and potentially more).
∙ Secret Infrastructure brings scope modifications and to other technical community members first for review, then to the forums, then directly to the chain.
Secret Infrastructure considers topics related to network performance and essential network infrastructure to be main areas of focus for which IT is the functional owner, including but not limited to:
∙ Documentation helpful to node runners on the Secret Network (such as how to setup on different providers, how to setup api endpoints, useful linux guides, etc.)
∙ Community API
∙ Providing quicksync or snapshot downloads, scripts, or instructions
∙ Conduct research on different secretd binaries, api performance enhancements, and other. Example: different db backend and tweaked parameters, caching community api, etc
Secret Infrastructure membership is designed to be representative of Secret Networks IT leadership. Entry can happen with approval of all members, assistance is open to all. Only members are responsible for deliverables.
∙ 1,500 SCRT monthly
∙ 1000 SCRT monthly
Current prices (Aug 21, 2021) $1.70 (moonstash)
∙ 38000 SCRT
This is a one time allocation until/unless there is a need for more resources.
Exclusively for buying hardware to test and add to the community api, api maintenance, relayer nodes, and misc infrastructure related expenses. Additionally, payments can be made to contributors of Infrastructure committee who are adding value, but who chose not to purse the responsibilities of a lead.
∙ Meeting frequency – once per month. Secret Infrastructure will determine modifications to the meeting schedule as needed based on current activities.
∙ Time Commitment – In addition to the scheduled meetings, members are expected to complete all deliverables specified.
∙ Reporting – We will report results and updates directly to the community through the Secret Network Forums.
Community API enhancements: Make the community api faster through hardware and more advanced reverse proxy configurations.
3rd Gen Xeon research and deployment: New enclave support is coming to the Secret Network. Deploy a 3rd gen scalable xeon, migrate api load balancer, build out a 40-50 secret node endpoint capacity, research and deploy relay nodes to connect secret network to other networks via IBC.
Quicksync: provide a reliable long term offering for quicksync.
Seed Node: provide a reliable seed node for network participants to use and add to guides.
Any hardware purchased must be utilized for the benefit of the whole secret network community, not just a member of the working group. So any tested hardware that works should be repurposed after testing for use as API endpoint or something else that is infrastructure related and a public good resource.
Any unknown costs related to running a relayer can come from the discretionary budget. Other unknown obstacles will be dealt with as they arrive.
With these guidelines as a basis, Secret Infrastructure will determine its need for other operational procedures.