Hey y’all. I’m posting some updated terminology for the ICON Network (see bottom of post). The purpose of updating terminology is to grow the ICON community. Using terminology that is familiar for the general community of cryptocurrency developers, power-users, and enthusiasts is one of the easiest and best ways to encourage participation and cross-pollination of ideas.
The list that I’m posting is a draft. Meaning that it is not final. Additionally, we are welcoming comments from all parties so that we can mix-in different people’s opinions and create a terminology set that is agreeable to our current community. The plan for deprecating old terms will take a while, possibly 1-2 years, so you will definitely still see the old terms referenced in future publications and discussions. However, official content outputs by ICON Foundation will be trending towards using the updated terminology.
I’m aiming to post this list onto the Developer Documentations on Monday, March 28. After that date, we will always be open to further updates to terminology as seen fit by the ICON Foundation and the ICON Community.
The Google Doc posted at the bottom contains the terminology list. Please discuss in this Forum post if you have any thoughts. The Google Doc is open for comments as well, although I’d prefer to discuss through this forum.
Thanks, and let me know your thoughts!
Edit 1: After an internal discussion with foundation members, we are proposing to remove the term “Delegated Proof of Contribution”. as well. This is in favor of correctly referring to the consensus mechanism as “Delegated Proof of Stake” and clarifying the definitions for “Contribution Proposal” and “Delegate / Validator” to include information about Delegates / Validators incentivizing the ICON Community
Edit 2: I’ll be posting this on ICON Community Glossary tomorrow. We just updated that entire site, and I’ll need to coordinate with some folks to get everything updated correctly
Edit 3: Y’all can post suggestions for new terms in the Github Discussion here