Yes, multiple projects within the Ethereum OASIS Open Project will continue as EEA Community Projects, including the Baseline Protocol initiative and JSON-RPC standards efforts. For example, the Baseline Protocol initiative was announced on March 4, 2020, and launched as an OASIS open source project on March 19, 2020, supported by fourteen founding companies. Today, the community represents many of the largest companies in the world, spanning several sectors, along with startups, students and talented individuals. As an open source initiative, Baseline Protocol combines advances in cryptography, messaging, and blockchain to deliver secure and private business processes at low cost via the public Ethereum Mainnet. The protocol will enable confidential and complex collaboration between enterprises without leaving any sensitive data on-chain.
The community’s Technical Steering Committee conducts bi-weekly meetings and hears proposals for projects that are seeking funding from the grant pool. Grant funds are allocated monthly to selected projects, which can include technical work such as contributions to open source code and contributions to content, documentation and outreach programs. For more information about how to get involved in the Baseline Protocol initiative, visit https://www.baseline-protocol.org/.