DIP-1: Amendment 1

Headline: Formalizing a procedure to amend DIPs

Author: The DIMO Foundation

Submitter(s): The DIMO Foundation [0xCED3c922200559128930180d3f0bfFd4d9f4F123]

Status: Deployed

Voting URL: Snapshot

Discussion Forum: Discord #🗳️governance forum

Vote Type: Level 3


This proposal formalizes the procedure to repeal or enact amendments to DIPs. The voting protocols are the same as normal DIPs, but the result in an alteration of the original DIP. More detail below.


To allow improvement proposals to be revised or repealed without creating unnecessary document clutter and confusion.


// If passed, this proposal would append the following to the end of the DIP-1 Specification section:

Amending & repealing DIPs

After a DIP has been passed, future proposals may amend or repeal that DIP. Such a proposal is subject to the same requirements as a standard DIP. This means that the requirements for proposal submission, voting, and all other specifications still apply. This also includes the requirement to follow the same structural format as any other DIP, complete with a header, abstract, motivation, specification, implementation, copyright, citation, changelog, and disclaimer section.

Any proposal amending or repealing a DIP need only amend or repeal the original DIP. In other words, it does not need to make updates to prior amendments. An amendment may alter multiple DIPs so long as it precisely clear what the changes are (e.g., to change terminology used across several DIPs).

If amending a DIP

The proposal must clearly specify exactly where and how the DIP(s) should be amended to leave zero ambiguity as to how changes would be implemented in the original document if the proposal were to pass. The amendment proposal should use a red font to denote the text that will be inserted into the original DIP(s) and red font with a strikethrough to denote the text that will be deleted. See DIP-1: Amendment 1 for an example of this formatting.

The amendment need not specify the language for the changelog, however the editor must note and link to the amendment in a new changelog entry once implemented.


// This proposal would also add a new Status option under the bullet for "Withdrawn" such that the list in DIP-1 would now read:

  • Failed - vote concluded and proposal failed to reach majority and/or quorum; or

  • Withdrawn - sponsor(s) withdrew the proposal while it was in the Review stage, prior to voting.; or

  • Repealed - proposal had been deployed but was later repealed.


If passed, DIP-1 would be updated as specified above after the four day timelock concludes.

Copyright and related rights waived via CC0


Please cite this document as:

The DIMO Foundation, "DIP 1 Amendment 1", February 2023. [Online serial]. Available: [https://github.com/DIMO-Network/DIP]


Mar 3, 2023: adjusted the date that the proposal is in review from March 3 to March 15. This is to create more time discussion and hopefully the introduction of a fourth proposal related to marketplace issuance that can be voted alongside the three that are currently in review.

Mar 13, 2023: extended the review period from March 15 to March 22. This is to continue to provide more time for discussion and hopefully the introduction of a fourth proposal related to marketplace issuance that can be voted alongside the three that are currently in review.

Mar 14, 2023: altered to add the possibility of using one amendment to alter multiple DIPs.


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