With an upcoming runtime upgrade we should see the decommissioning of Governance 1.0 on the Polkadot network. Associated with this are several unlocks of deposits including those associated with Treasury Spend Proposals. There are already several teams who have requested immediate return of their deposits via tips or spend proposals on OpenGov or tips on Gov 1.0.
This referendum seeks to reduce the number of refund requests and prevent double spends by:
The list of recipients was determined with collaboration with Otar who been keeping track of such refunds.