Can accepted community-championed LIPs alter the roadmap?
Yes, community-championed LIPs can alter the roadmap. However, the Lisk Foundation makes the final decision when to include a LIP on the Lisk development roadmap. This will be done with careful consideration towards technical and scientific arguments and of whether it can be feasibly implemented according to the currently proposed roadmap.
We have updated the LIP Guidelines. Here are the main points of change:
- The guidelines for reaching the status "Proposed" and for proposing a change to the network are less strict
- A LIP reaches the status "Final" if it is implemented on the chain that is decided to be the Lisk blockchain by the Lisk Foundation.
- The decision criteria of the Lisk Foundation are made more precise. Decisions with regard to instructing a third party to implement a LIP are based on technical and scientific arguments, feasibility and the objectives of the Lisk Foundation. Decisions with regard to accepting changes/forks are based on several factors, including the acceptance of nodes, delegates and exchanges. You can find the full version of LIP guidelines here.