Tom Musgrove (LetterRip) is doing a survey requesting feedback on where you would like Blender Development focused.
Note: this is not an official Blender Foundation survey, but a personal project of Tom.
Survey Closed: thanks for everyone who filled it out. Will hopefully do a follow up article with a summary of the results.
Tom Musgrove writes:
Hi all, I'd like to start getting more of the features that you specifically want done, as well as to provide funding for more developers to work on Blender.
I'd appreciate it if you would take this preliminary survey to see what sort of interest there is in funding Blender development directly in order to more fully meet your needs. This first survey is to get a rough idea of what the interest level is - where you think things are at right now; where you think things should go in the future. I'll use the top 10 feature requests and top 10 bugs as a basis for voting on priorities. (Ie I'll take the data from this survey, summarize it, then when someone signs up for the plan they can vote on the priorities from a list of suggested ones based on this survey, although write ins can be added also, etc.)
If this survey shows enough interest than I'll try and get the ball rolling to make it happen. I already have a number of core developers (including my Summer of Code student Jason Wilkins who did the sculpting tool improvements) who would be willing and able to put more time into Blender and focus more on what you guys want and need if the funding is available.