Hello Inkscape contributors!
The Inkscape project has grown so much in the last couple years, and we have teams spread all over the internet, working on improving Inkscape and helping the project and its users. Also, we have lots of exciting new things to decide upon together as the Contributors' Team!
For this reason, we've thought of trying out something new to allow every contributor to also contribute their ideas for the future of the project as a whole:
The "Inkscape Office Hours"! ============================
The first meeting of this kind will take place on
Friday, 16th July (today!) at 5 p.m. UTC (in your timezone: https://inkscape.org/cals/ )
If it is well received and productive, we'll make this a regular thing.
We will have members from the Inkscape Board there, and also some of the other people who are most involved with Inkscape matters on a day-to-day basis. And YOU (hopefully)!
Don't know whether you 'count' as a contributor? Doubts?
Well, that's one of the things we'd like to figure out together! We really need to, it's required for voting rights. There's a Board vote pending, because we haven't yet come up with a good definition. We are planning to update our project charter to include more than only developers, as is currently the case.
So please come and join us, even if you're unsure whether you 'qualify'!
Another important topic is collecting and finding help with ideas for how to spend our donations. The pandemic left us with a lack of opportunities to spend them. They need to be spent in a manner that respects the charitable (non-profit) status of the project (if you didn't know, we're a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)! ), and also needs to obey to high standards of honesty and conflict of interest policies. All our ideas will need to be approved of not only the Inkscape Board, but then also by the SFC.
You can also bring other topics, as long as they have to do with the Inkscape community as a whole. During the meeting you can get help with implementing those ideas and making them a reality, from people who already understand how the project works.
NOTE: this is NOT about any software features / bugs! For those, please use the bug tracker .
See you in a few hours (and sorry for the late notice, we hope you can still make it)!
Ted, Michèle and Maren