A day ago I was contacted by Łukasz Remiś who started this campaign:
to raise funds for development of advanced PDF exporting featuring
CMYK color separation and more.
I immediately told him. CCing Jon Cruz and Josh, that $800 is not
going to make it and that before he decides on amount of money needed
for that, he has to decide, how exactly he does it, and this is best
discussed with the team.
The reply came few hours ago and it basically boils down to the
following: he claims to have done a finanical research and found two
companies willing to do that work for $800. So he wants me to post
news on inkscape.org
about the kickstarter.
In all hoinesty. I think this is bullshit. This is clearly not a $800
goal, and those companies don't have a clue. And since I don't see the
guy contacting *anyone* in the team, at least publicly, I'm inclined
to ignore the request until he contacts the team and they come to
agreement about implementation, scope of the project and real price.
The problem here is that he thinks he's right, so he might try
reaching to a wider audience, and then it's going to be a disaster. He
already posted that on inkscapeforum, and it's a blessing this hasn't
ended up on omgubuntu yet.
So, this is the current state of affairs. Whether any decisions should
be taken, is entirely up to you. Personally, I'm not doing anything
until I see an agreement between kickstarter orgs, team and whoever
agrees to work on it.