Hi, just realized I clicked "Reply" instead of "Reply to all", and I've been waiting around wondering why nobody's seen my message :-) here it is:

I guess I'd better start making this happen ;-)

So, to recap, the three outstanding questions are:
I've never contributed anything directly to Inkscape, so I'm not the best person to answer those questions :-)

P.S. I don't get masses of spare time for OSS coding these days, so my turnover might be weeks rather than days.

 - Bryan