Following up from the 2019 edition of this, I again want to raise the topic of spending some money for development.
We currently have a little over 7,000 USD post-tax in our accounts, you can see details in the budget spreadsheet.
My proposals for spending some of that money in a way that benefits CSL:
- Emiliano (@retorquere ) again helped us enormously with migrating and further improving CI/Sheldon, which is absolutely indispensable in reviewing styles. I think it’s appropriate to compensate this work.
- I’d really like to invest a good chunk of money in an update of the csl-editor (see the discussion in the 2019 thread – other than updating it to the current style & schema, there’s been no progress). I’d suggest that we budget up to USD 4,000 for that. I’d search around some for interested developers. @larsgw of citations.js sounded like he might be interested, and Mattias Pipiari of manuscript.io said he might be – other suggestions or declaraitions of interest welcome
Any other things we should consider investing in?
We’ve also traditionally rewarded/incentivized major contributions to CSL (in the narrow sense, i.e. not counting processors). Here’s what I’m aware of in that respect since 2019:
- The 1.0.2 update and preparation of the 1.1 update by @Bruce_D_Arcus1 , @bwiernik & @Denis_Maier
- The staggering amount of fulfilled style requests by Patrick/damnation, whose approaching his 1000st pull request to csl/styles
- The maintenance of the repository/review & merge of PRs by @Rintze_Zelle1 and me (and now, I’m happy to say, also Brenton)
Anything I’m missing?
Personally I’m not interested in getting money back from CSL – I make $500-1000/year on custom style requests that come through our website, which is plenty. I’m also sending a good number of those to Patrick, so he’s already getting some (very small) part of his work compensated.