Topic: reviewing PRs and Issues is not sexy work ,and we have a big backlog of open PRs and Issues.
https://github.com/ardupilot/ardupilot/pulls ( over 330)
https://github.com/ardupilot/ardupilot/issues ( over 1200)
Proposal type: Hardware [ ] , Software [ ] , Other [ X] : _________________
Description: I believe we currently partially-fund Francisco’s time on a fixed $Z/mo or X hrs per week basis for him to do as much of this as he can given the $/time constraints, but it’s clearly not enough, and this proposal is for us to spend more $.
Planned amount $$ (USD): my suggestion is that we spend an additional 20k/yr on top of our existing expenditure to Franscisco. This proposal is NOT to just give Franscisco double the work ( i don’t even know if he wants it at this stage). The proposal is about the work that needs doing, and getting a budget to do more of it.
Later on, after the funds are approved and the potential candidate/s to do the work highlighted, if there is more than one, the dev team may need to take the candidate/s to a second vote to decide who gets funded to do this.
Estimated time for completion: ongoing at $20k/yr.