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Re: Kickstarter for Emacs

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Kickstarter for Emacs
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:35:14 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.95 (windows-nt)

Restricting ourselves to just GNU Emacs (and packages that land in GNU

I think it will be simpler to exploit existing infrastructure.

There is already a bug tracker.  What is possibly missing is 

1. Surface bugs on based on user's perception and needs
2. A way for sponsors to register themselves.

Item 1, could serve as one of the inputs to maintainers to establish
roadmap for the next release (or to dole out GSoC projects)

Item 2, could help an enterprising developer to approach the sponsors

The real issue is of discovery of feature/people.  (Theoretically
speaking), debbugs or debbugs-based infrastructure could be used for

There is an implicit assumption that (all) transactions between people
should be mediated by (institutions) necessarily.  It need not be so.

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