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"
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 /