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Re: Proposal for sponsored development of "Obliterate"

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 19:26:20 +0100

I now have a fairly detailed proposal for developing "Obliterate".
(Attached.)

In order to make "Obliterate" a reality, and to do it in the best way
for the Subversion community, I want to find sponsorship for doing it as
part of the normal community development process.

Do you (anybody) think I should or should not...

  - E-mail this to individuals who have expressed an interest in
"obliterate" in the past (with a few sentences saying why I'm emailing
it to them)?

  - E-mail this to the svn "dev" and "users" lists? And Tortoise? Any
others?

  - Post it on some on-line "proposals looking for sponsorship" web
sites such as <www.guru.com>?

Do you think it's OK to leave time and money estimates till after
someone shows an interest?

Appreciating any advice,

and review of the proposal itself.

- Julian

On Thu, 2009-05-21, I (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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Received on 2009-07-19 20:27:01 CEST

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