This section of the Forta Forum is dedicated to bot developers that wish to submit a proposal to create a Premium Plan for their bots. In FP-6, the community approved the minimum requirements and process for the creation of a Premium Plan, which is summarized below. All Premium Plan proposals should be posted here (additional Forta channels (e.g. Discord) may also be used to answer questions, garner support, etc).
About Premium Plans
Premium Plans provide paid access to specialized bots or data feeds, purchasable separately at tailored pricing. Any bot owner is able to submit a request to create their own Premium Plan(s) to include the data from their bot(s).
Premium Plan Minimum Requirements
A Premium Plan proposal must include the following information for the respective bot(s) in order to be created:
- desired name of Premium Plan;
- proof of bot ownership and owner name(s);
- price in FORT or USDC;
- performance information;
- compatible licensing (Forta Bot License 1.0 is compatible, but not required);
- owner wallet address for fee receipt (on Polygon);
Creation of a Premium Plan
Provided that a submission to create a Premium Plan submission includes all the requisite information, a Premium Plan can be approved in one of two ways through the community governance process:
- the Council approves the Premium Plan at its next Council meeting (for clarity, the Council may delegate any of its responsibilities as appropriate, e.g. depending on the volume of requests), or
- majority approval of the Premium Plan by the community via Snapshot voting using the FPP process with at least 1 million FORT votes.
If the minimum requirements have not reasonably been demonstrated, the proposal to create a Premium Plan may not be approved. Any subsequent changes to a Premium Plan (including price) requested by an owner are considered according to the same process as set out above, subject to reasonable limits on change requests.
As always, anyone has the ability to refer any bot included in any plan (including Premium Plans) to the Arbiter Multisig under the Forta Network Slashing Policy if they believe a bot under any plan presents a security risk to the Network or is otherwise malicious.
Other Terms and Conditions applicable to Premium Plans
Assuming that your bot constitutes an original work of authorship under applicable copyright laws (software typically does), you should automatically garner the right to license the use of your bot as you see fit, whether on the Forta Network or anywhere else. With this in mind, the Forta Foundation funded the development of the “Forta Bot License”. You are free to adopt the Forta Bot License if you think it fits your purpose! Alternatively, you can adopt any other license you believe is compatible with the technical architecture and spirit of the Forta Network, or no license at all. However, by deploying your bot to the Network, other participants in the Network will act as if you are giving an implied license to utilize your bot in accordance with the protocol rules (e.g. nodes will run your bot, users may subscribe to your bot, etc).
Given that bot developers typically retain the intellectual property rights in their bots, it is expected that any bot developer could enforce additional licensing terms applicable to their bot and seek legal action against any users that violate their particular licensing terms.