5

You could charge the paying customers a small extra fee of a few percent for open source development. You can argument that without the community and their contributions the software would not exist in the current state and you want to pay back all the effort being put in. And while one user maybe can't afford to spend thousand dollars to get a feature ...


5

Atlassian (the publisher of tools like Confluence and JIRA) has published a Feature Implementation Policy, which may be of some use. While not quite what you're looking for in that Atlassian still implement the features themselves, it does detail how they deal with scheduling feature requests. In general, to get people to do something they're not obliged to ...


5

This is a matter of community building. I've seen several variations on this theme in the Apache communities I've worked on. I offer them for what they are worth, which might be nothing to you. No such luck: open source communities are composed of people with itches. You can't make someone scratch someone else's itch. When people submit feature requests, ...


4

As the question stands, the best option (of the three we're supposed to choose between) is: "Not Sufficient". There is, however, a follow-up question: What other criteria should be considered? The answer to this is: This depends on the project, the request and the maintainer's outlook. There comes a time when it is clear that a feature request is not ...


3

To resolve this problem you can fork the version that includes a feature that you need and resolve the check problem. After that you can submit the PR with your changes. An example: There exist a project called A by some developer add the feature to fly over the world inside the fork of project is called A1. This fork A1 does need to define some additional ...


1

Short answer (and not too useful): it is your project, given as a gift to the world. You can do as you please. Here "you" is generically the group actively participating in development. You should set up some guidelines (the ones you outline in the question look fine to me), and perhaps publish them. Just make sure that nobody feels entitled to have their ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible