Been thinking about this for a little while now. I know there have been a lot of complaints about the slow pace of Q2A development. One of the main reasons on my part is that of course I need to earn a living so paid work comes first.
So I'm wondering, how would people feel about contributing to a Kickstarter campaign? If you're not aware how it works, we decide on a project (e.g. develop a particular plugin), set a goal amount (e.g. a couple hundred dollars), lots of people contribute a few dollars each, then when the goal is reached I take the time to implement the feature.
First, I want to start by saying I am not stopping or slowing down development at all. Any goal reached will be for an increase in work above what I am already doing. If this idea goes nowhere then everything will continue as normal.
I haven't decided exactly what the project would be (that's partly the reason for this thread) but I have a few ideas. It could be an amount to pay for X days or weeks of solid work on the core. In other words, faster development of v1.8/1.9.
It could be to develop one or two plugins that have a wide "market" and could be included in the core. Two popular requests we've had are for an API plugin and an expanded social login plugin (that includes Twitter/Google log in as well as Facebook).
There are lots of possibilities. What do you think of the idea? Would you contribute, and how much? What kind of 'project' would you prefer? Please let me know, whether you love it or hate it.