These are top by delegation, not by stake. Most of the big stakeholders will be delegating to designated individuals that would represent their position. Though if you have suggestion of selection criteria to use instead, I’m all ears (see below couple alternative suggestion that I have).
I agree, but I don’t think it’s practically possible in the selection process. To represent their needs and positions delegates are needed.
One of the options that we have discussed before, addressing both of these questions, is having a X seats that each will be filled in by a sub-DAO. E.g. if there are 5 sub-DAOs like “Stake DAO”, “Guild DAO”, “Validator DAO”, “Developer DAO”, “User DAO”. Each of these DAO would need to select one delegate that then will be active participant of the Ecosystem DAO. This model would allow to actually have equal representation by various types of stakeholders.
I think over time this might become a good way to select members, but currently I don’t see that much participation from many of the types of stakeholders. Hence it’s unclear that at this moment they will self organize enough to select a reasonable candidate for participation.
Another alternative is to use quadratic voting in delegation. This way the broader community will have more relative weight than large holders. This is especially true given most of the large holders are still in lockups and are not even able to split their funds into multiple accounts.
The problem is really in that when there are too many people - each individual has way less responsibility and motivation to speak up / protest or promote their idea. At the end DAO is still a group of people that are working together.
In practice, even a meeting with 10+ people already end up not very efficient due to this.
The various stake holders and community members can and should come in as parts of sub-DAOs, taking on specific challenges, getting funded, doing the work and reporting back to community on the work done.
The job of Treasury Council at the end will be to make funding decisions. So in really it will end up being a mix of an investment and politics: represent the delegates, negotiate with sub-DAOs, allocate funding and keep sub-DAOs accountable.