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Re: Proposal for sponsored development of "Obliterate"

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 23:49:43 +0100

(Now attaching the draft doc in HTML format instead of Open Document
format.)

- Julian

Julian Foad wrote:
> After being out of the Subversion world since January I now have time on
> my hands and I want to design and implement the much talked-about
> "Obliterate" feature. I'm looking for help in wording a proposal for
> doing it as a "sponsored" development, which I'll advertise in public
> and send to anybody I think might respond. The development itself will,
> of course, be done in full participation and only with the full
> agreement of the community, and the aim will be to integrate the results
> into trunk, not to create a special version.
>
> With this in mind, I've started drafting a proposal, which is attached.
> I broke it down into tasks that are roughly sequential, and which could
> possibly be charged for separately. Do you think this proposal contains
> the right sort of information? Too much? Something missing?
>
> One point I wonder about is whether I should try to get sponsorship for
> the whole thing or whether it would be better to do task 1 (requirements
> analysis) and maybe 2 (high-level design proposals) as a volunteer in
> order to give a potential sponsor better confidence and less risk.
>
> Thoughts please?
>
> One thought of mine is this would work best if I come up with at least
> one other proposal for some different work, and then a sponsor can feel
> that their money will really lead to their preferred feature being
> developed first.
>
> I also expect I could advertise this as a "distributed funding" project
> on one of the web sites that help organise that.
>
> - Julian
>
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