Networks that are owned by a single entity will never be as widely adopted as those that are open. The Internet is a prime example of a vast, lively and varied ecosystem. Would it be as popular if it were owned by Google?
However, such open networks still need a form of governance or management if they are to move forward coherently. Who will decide what should be developed next, who will carry out the work and how do we drive network adoption.
With longevity and fairness in mind, Dock has established the Dock Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to: overseeing the network’s roadmap, establishing and providing ongoing governance, and overseeing the promotion of the network.
The Association is based in Switzerland, favored due to the legal clarity it offers around cryptographic tokens, such as Dock’s utility token. In the coming weeks and months we will hand pick council members to sit on the council's board and look after the interests of all stakeholders so expect some announcements in the near future. Watch this space.