Topic: Bugmaster for ArduPilot
Proposal type: Hardware [ ] , Software [x] , Other [ ] : _________________
Description: ArduPilot has been growing consistently so the volume of pull requests and issues has also grown considerably. We are now coding, reviewing and committing to master over 5000 commits per year.
This load has stretched the resources of the volunteers that help to maintain PRs and issues. To enable future growth having someone paid to help with management of pull requests and issues is now worthwhile.
I have been the “bugmaster” for ArduPilot for quite some time (that name was attributed to me, not my own creation ). To ensure that I can continue to put the time needed into the project I would like to propose that I be paid. That will allow me to maintain the level of commitment to the project that I have been providing currently on a volunteer basis. I’ll continue reviewing pull requests, managing issues, looking out for our CI systems and helping in the forum.
Planned amount $$ (USD): $500/month
Estimated time for completion: My proposal is that this is a monthly part-time job, subject to review by the committee.