The initial selection for Orange Group VI BetaNet node operators can be found here.
As in all our previous selections, our main goal is to accept the most complete applications that indicate they could meet the hardware and bandwidth requirements and that provide thoughtful answers to the questions posed. Other factors that play an important role in the decision are the comments the applicants receive in the BetaNet forum and their willingness to respond to questions or provide additional information.
In this initial selection, we have rejected nodes that have not provided their specs or that have not indicated they can meet the previously announced minimum requirements. We have also received a number of applications that have used answers from previously submitted applications as their own, as a result, these nodes have been automatically rejected.
We also want to address the fact that in this group we received an overwhelming number of applicants from 2 geographic bins: Eastern Europe and Russia. While we have included a significant number of nodes from these bins in this initial selection, we have also had to be a lot more selective. We have had to make some tough decisions, but unfortunately this is the price of decentralization.
We have reached out to a number of nodes to ask for further clarification and are offering them the opportunity to provide more information before making the final decision. As always, if no response is received, these nodes will not be accepted.
If you were not selected, please keep in mind that this is an initial selection and is subject to change. We strongly encourage participation in the forum and welcome your responses so please let us know why we should reconsider your application!
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