Our goal is for Rubicon to be a radically democratic marketplace, with every aspect of the system being completely permissionless. In the early days, our core team is taking steps to ensure the security of our protocol and test the mechanism in production. One of these steps will be keeping the strategist role permissioned; in the beginning, our team will be acting as strategists. We will incrementally open up the strategist role to other parties at our discretion, as our priority is the long-term health and security of the system. Our team will make the strategist role permissionless when we are fully confident that assets in the liquidity pools are not at risk in the presence of a hostile strategist.