Pre-approving projects for funding
by Bryce Harrington
One of the capabilities the new funded development policy gives us is
the ability to specify some projects as immediately fundable, without
needing to wait the proscribed 6 months.
I would like to propose we select a few projects to pre-approve, in
order to prime the pump, and to serve for testing out the process.
When we started this whole effort, KK suggested a number of good
projects. These perhaps need a bit more elaboration but give
something to select from.
Would you guys please look through this list for 2-3 projects you think
would make good initial fundable projects? Nominate ones that are
well-contained and straightforward - things that would make appropriate
GSoC projects for example. Please feel free to expound on the project
I'll collect everyone's nominations into a list, and we'll vote on
them. Projects that get >50% vote will be made pre-approved.
0: See "Section 6: Process Exceptions"
8 years, 1 month
Developer book campaign 2014
by Johan Engelen
I'd like to get the developer book campaign done before the holiday
season this year.
The proposal is in board-docs:
Differences with last year are:
- *sum* of ohloh.net 12-month rankings for Inkscape *and lib2geom*
- extended book choice: Stackoverflow list of good C++ books
We had a bit of a discussion on IRC about this. For simplicity, I think
it'd be good if we keep this a developer education campaign, i.e. C++
books. And then have another something for the non-coders. We of course
appreciate those efforts too, I just don't know how to "rank" them and
what to give.
Something fun was proposed: add randomization to it. So, we pick 10 out
of the top 25 committers. The picking is done randomly, where your
win-chance is proportional to your commit count (p = your #commits /
8 years, 3 months