Rising or Setting
Who is Weku?
What answer would you like to hear?
Maybe it's We are Weku.
Honestly, We are Weku is a project of @siamcat and her personal adherents. There are others, Whitelist, Wekunewbies, Wekubusters, Friendsgroup, and more.
I mean, the thought of We are Weku is nice, it's not a bad initiative, but when one person controls too much of a platform, the vision becomes watered down and uninspiring.
Although I can say from personal experience that I think Cat's heart is in a good place, at this point too much power in the hands of too few is only a negative for Weku.
Also now that Cat is an official Weku Team Member, in my opinion it would seem appropriate for her active roles to be re-evaluated to avoid conflict of interest.
Maybe Weku is the Witnesses.
I am a witness, (was? it's to be determined if I continue). Most witnesses to date came from Busters and there is a backstory to that which deserves a post by itself, but as of the moment there really aren't any witnesses.
Alexey is running @initminer after the blockchain recently siezed up, (another topic worthy of an entire post, I won't go into it here and now) and the code hasn't been released to start again, so as of now there really aren't any witnesses.
Little information has been doled out to the witnesses, or the public as to why this is taking so long, but it definitely gives the impression that decentralization is an afterthought and possibly only an unwanted aspect of blockchain for the founding team.
I think everyone deserves action and answers on this point.
Maybe Weku is the Devs.
Well, speaking from the perspective of someone that has been on the inside of this beast called Weku, there are currently only two Devs, and one seems to be riding in the backseat of the Weku bus. I'll let you figure that part out.
How this transpired is a well kept secret, but this is a topic is at the core of most of the problems plaguing Weku. It's a topic that involves issues of control and growth and possibly others that I am not aware of, but it's probably the biggest single issue for Weku. I make no conclusions here about who is better suited to lead the Dev team, only that the uncertainty in deciding this has been to the detriment of Weku.
Maybe Weku is those beautiful talented faces that you can see on the Weku.io landing page.
This is the most dissapointing part for me. Understand, I was a buster, an insider, I've recently given up that spot due to what I will only call differences of philosophy. I asked to be removed so don't let another story be told on that. Send them to me and I'll have no problem correcting thier information.
What I can tell you for a fact, is that out of all the faces on the website, only two have any type of day to day consistent visibility and involvement, and that involvement is lacking greatly in my humble opinion.
One additional person I've seen there I've heard from on only one occasion on a conference call.
The last person that I can see is involved has been what I would call the Leader but not directly managing most specific operational aspects. I won't name names, but I think this dynamic is important to make known.
So only four of those faces on the website have involvement noticeable by an insider. The amount of involvement at least from my perspective, leaves much to be desired.
Maybe Weku is the investors.
This question leads to other questions. Who are the investors?
Do we really know?
There are the initial investors, but they have never really been identified clearly.
- Who out of those website faces is Weku beholden to, and for how much?
- Who pays for the website servers?
- How are the active players compensated?
There is also a new group of people that have been termed "investors" that have joined recently. The details of thier appearance at Weku was somewhat stealthy, it didn't inspire confidence for some people.
Although for the most part thier intentions seem to be in the best interest of the platform, the total scope of thier intentions is less than clear, and when newcomers arrive and demand certain behaviors based on thier holdings, this can only leave a bad taste in one's mouth.
Some of course will just obey the money to insure survival, but that is a different topic.
Maybe Weku is the users.
I like this answer best, but I'm not sure it's the real truth at this point. I'm hoping that in time this will be the destination for the answer to this question "Who is Weku".