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[FPA Grant][Granted] 500 USD/month for bug triage

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ETA: This grant position has been filled for 2024. Original post follows...

The FreeCAD Project Association seeks interested parties to apply for a contractor position to manage the FreeCAD bug tracker. The tracker is currently hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/issues (with several related trackers at various sub-projects such as https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-homepage/issues and https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-Addons/issues).

The management duties include:
  • Ensuring that every new bug submitted is examined for relevance to the project and possible duplication.
  • Ensuring that feature requests are rephrased as issues to be addressed (and if they cannot be, then that they are closed).
  • Contacting the author of each new bug to follow up on their report, requesting any additional information needed.
  • Determining the severity of each new bug, and working with the Maintainers and Developers to address those as needed.
  • Tagging bugs as needed.
  • Working through the backlog of bugs (currently approximately 1200) to determine their continued relevance, applying the above workflow to each of them in turn. The ultimate goal is to examine all open bugs during the first year of this project, bringing them in line with current development and bug-handling practice.
  • Providing simple weekly statistics to the author of the WIP Wednesday posts on the FreeCAD Blog
Payment is monthly, on delivery of a monthly report. This report will include the status of the bug queue, identifying particularly important outstanding bugs, as well as basic statistics about the state of the queue, and the contractor’s work on the queue over the past month.

The FPA and/or the contractor may terminate this agreement at any time, and it will automatically terminate after one year unless it is explicitly renewed by both parties.

To apply, send an email to fpa@freecad.org.
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Thanks... case sensitive URLs, apparently! Updated now.
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FYI we have received a number of applications for this grant already, and expect to review those this week. If you are interested in the position, please send email to fpa@freecad.org ASAP with a brief explanation of your background and interest in the project.
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Thanks to everyone who applied, and congratulations to @maxwxyz, whose application was selected. He'll begin working his way through the backlog shortly!
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Re: [FPA Grant] 500 USD/month for bug triage

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Hello,
congrats to the winner, can the title be modified to show the "granted" status.
Thanks
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