On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 10:05:28AM +0100, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
1. SVG Working group meetings.
I would like funding to attend two SVG working group meetings.
This sounds like an excellent idea for us to consider funding.
Can you draft up a proposal (in the repository), including estimated
costs and any deliverables from it (i.e. meeting reports, potential
followup actions, etc.)?
I would like funding to cover a hotel at LGM. At the moment, I plan on
giving an SVG 2 update, demoing the hidden SVG 2 festures in Inkscape.
I believe that nobody has stepped up to give an Inkscape talk at LGM.
Should the board be more pro-active in recruiting someone to go? It may
not be obvious to most developers that they can ask the board for
Good questions. How do others feel?
Personally, I think we should support with funding both presenters and
(perhaps to a lesser extent) attendees who have made important
contributions to Inkscape (e.g. bug triagers, documentation,
3. Hack session
I would like to organize a hack session focused on adding a framework to
Inkscape to handle SVG 2. Inkscape needs to be able to handle converting
between SVG 1.1 and SVG 2 on read-in and write-out. This should be added
in a generalized way.
SVG 2 offers quite a bit of new features to Inkscape. It is important
that we show an interest in implementing these features if we want them
to remain in SVG 2 and if we want others to support them. This is
discussed in more detail on a Wiki page for this topic:
We would need to agree on a date, a place, who will/can participate,
what expenses would be covered.
Here are some possible sites:
* At LGM (there is a place we can use before/after LGM).
* At a Redhat office, Boston or Brno (Ted suggested this might be
* Chez moi, outside Paris.
I really like this idea. I think we should fund it ONLY if a heavy
degree of planning is done ahead of time, so-as to make maximal use of
the face-to-face time.
Also, I think for this item we should really couple it to a fundraiser,
because I think otherwise it risks depleting our reserves.
4. Bug tracking recognition
We have just discussed books for developers, which not only should help
the level of code in Inkscape but also can be seen as a token reward for
our most active developers. I really would like to do something to
recognize how much ~suv had contributed to Inkscape through her work on
keeping our bug-tracker in order (and answering questions on IRC).
Agreed. Not just ~suv but also translators and others have done SO much
to help support the project. I'm guessing none of them would care to
have a programming book, though!
Suggestions for non-coder reward ideas?