Proposal [Non-Constitutional]: Establish the 'Arbitrum Research & Development Collective'

The below response reflects the views of L2BEAT’s governance team, composed of @krst and @Sinkas, and it’s based on the combined research, fact-checking and ideation of the two.

First off, we want to commend @ImmutableLawyer for putting together the proposal. We appreciate the effort put into communicating with delegates, receiving and considering feedback, and crafting a very well thought out proposal.

We believe a collective similar to the one described is definitely needed for the DAO to turn to when in need of services. We’re supportive of the ARDC just like we were supportive of the Arbitrum Coalition proposal, despite it not passing.

And even though we agree that the proposal could be improved to address some of the concerns being raised by other delegates, we also believe it’s a good first step and are willing to help the ARDC move forward and hopefully go to on-chain vote with an improved iteration.