What are LIPs?
Lisk Improvement Proposals (LIPs) are thoroughly researched technical documents designed to be robustly debated. Proposals are intended to be the primary mechanism for introducing protocol changes on the Lisk network by gathering community feedback and consent.
LIPs take us one step further on our journey to achieve a decentralized and open-source blockchain ecosystem, one in which everyone reaps the benefits of transparent and open discussion along with constructive feedback of the wider Lisk developer community.
The following proposals are already merged into our GitHub repo. Research conducted by Lightcurve has been deemed complete by the Lisk Foundation. They can be used as a guideline to demonstrate the style and manner in which proposals should be written.
How to submit a proposal
If you would like to submit a compliant and technologically feasible LIP, please make sure to first read the contribution guidelines outlined in LIP-0001.
Check idea feasibility
Join the LIP mailing list and search past discussions to see if the idea is original and feasible.
Present and discuss idea
Create a new thread on the LIP mailing list to vet an idea publicly before going as far as writing a LIP is meant to save both the potential author and the wider community time.
Draft proposal on GitHub
After the discussion on our mailing list, create a pull request on GitHub following the contribution guidelines.
Development of alpha release
After reviewing the proposal on GitHub, the Lisk Foundation will carefully deliberate, considering community popularity and traction, and the feasibility of the proposal. After, the Lisk Foundation can instruct Lightcurve to begin development of an alpha implementation.
Implement beta release on testnet
The Lightcurve development team will then build the beta implementation, to be released on Testnet. Once work on the Beta implementation begins, the status of the LIP will be changed to “proposed”.
Proposal activated on mainnet
Lightcurve will prepare the release for the Mainnet. Once this release has been accepted by the majority of the nodes on the network, we can consider the proposal to have achieved full consensus, and the LIP’s status is changed to “active”.
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Who is the editor?
The LIP editor is a representative of the Lisk Foundation, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The LIP editor makes the final decision on whether to merge a proposal into the LIPs repository.