IMHO for all internal products, there is no fee split, it is 100% Index Coop revenue and resources supporting the product are paid via the existing contributor rewards program. The choice is solely the methodologist if they want an internal product or external. Any deviation should from this should be apart of INDEX 2.0 and no product should be voted on prior to knowing what any hybrid program is. How can we vote with undefined relationships/roles at play.
I won’t be supporting a working group or any additional budget to perform the methodologist role. The added complication, continuous dialogue, grey area it creates and the pandora box it creates is not something I support. BED was an internal methodology that is now a product through Bankless. PAY was developed by myself and is now DeFi Pulses product. MVI would have been cheaper and supported better if it was solely an external product. The fact MVI is going 100% external shows the importance of clearly defined role and allowing the methodologist to focus on the methodologist role.
If an incubator program was to emerge, 100% internal revenue and then the methodologist can be paid contributor rewards independent of revenue. I would exclude full timers from this though as they have a different renumeration system to everyone else at the coop.