100% A. So glad to see this happening! :D That all core developers can apply to take on the work should make it completely fair vs. unpaid volunteer work. Anyone feeling sour about it can apply for the next round, once they meet the qualifications. 

Thanks everyone for the hard work!

On Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 18:46 Marc Jeanmougin <marc@jeanmougin.fr> wrote:

Dear PLC,


Jonathan Neuhauser (@joneuhauser at Gitlab and chat.inkscape.org) is
submitting a proposal to hire three core developers for the equivalent
of a month of work each to fix bugs and regressions during the remaining
time until the 1.3 release. This proposal has been cleared by the SFC
(Pono and Karen) and received a favorable reception during the developer
meetings. The proposal is designed such that no (micro)management /
mentoring is needed (thus only trusted core developers were considered).
As the AI project explicitly targets outside contractors, this proposal
attempts to use our funds internally.

The complete proposal is appended; it contains all the details on the
selection process, persons, objectives as well as a personal remark by
Jonathan on the impact on the project's general atmosphere.


Voting is needed on the following items:

- hiring Rafal Siejakowski, Martin Owens and Tavmjong Bah as contractors
during the bugfixing season in order to fix serious bugs before 1.3 is

- allocating a total of USD 34,200 as compensation for the three

Details on the process are lined out in the attached document.


a. Accept the above items.
b. No, cease effort for Bugfix Accelerator 2023
c. Other: ______

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