It's not really clear how one can say that a DAO is autonomous if its users must pay for its operating expenses. The DAO could refund the user's gas, but still in that case the user would require sufficient ether funds for the computations they induce the DAO to make. We observe that a decentralized system of routers can route user messages to DAOs in return for a gas refund with additional incentives, and that a standardized routing protocol makes this system viable.
Additionally, it's not really clear how one can say that a DAO is autonomous if it is unable to raise its own revenues in order to cover its operating expenses. We hypothesize that the most general way for a DAO to raise revenue is to issue tokens and sell them for ether. However, during early stages a DAO will not be able to fund expenses with their newly issued tokens, therefore investors are required to subsidize operating expenses until hopefully the DAO becomes profitable enough to repay them with dividends. Of course, the more liquid the exchange that DAOs use sell tokens are raise capital, the better for the ecosystem. We also notice that the possibilities of DAOs who buy each other's services is facilitated by a common exchange for DAOcoins. Therefore, we think there's an opportunity to standardize the routing protocol and a common exchange into a single protocol, which we'd like to call "the DAOist protocol".
Here's the google doc of the still-in-progress whitepaperhttp://tiny.cc/qsxtex
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This project needs more brains working on it