The newly minted Syncthing Foundation is now ready to announce the first grant: a rewrite of the Syncthing GUI and a corresponding improvement of the underlying REST API. The full details are on the grant page:
This is the first such grant for the foundation, and also the first such that I’ve organized personally. Hence I’m sure there are lots of questions unanswered and possibly mistakes to correct along the way. This thread serves to clarify those questions and hold the related discussion.
This thread is not meant to discuss the technical details of the resulting work – those will be managed like any other development on the progress, in PRs and discussion threads as required at the time. I’ll just make sure to answer one possible worry: No, we won’t be removing the existing GUI or REST API as part of this. There are compatibility concerns and I’m sure we’ll need to keep both around for a long time even when the newer alternatives are available.
The application is via email as noted on the grant page. Do not apply for the grant in this forum thread.