What I am suggesting is that there should be some means of assessing a project before it becomes even a ClassicPress Research project. We don’t need any votes. This would just be something decided by the Ecosystem team.
In the case of Classic Commerce, to my mind that is the perfect example of a project that has clear potential to add value to CP and there are capable people willing to work on it. This project would be forwarded to the next stage without any question.
What I am against is allowing practically anything to be considered a ClassicPress Research project as in my John Doe example above. Surely there has to be some means of assessing what is a worthy research project. And in my flowchart, all of that would be done by the Ecosystem team.
If the John and Janes Does of this world approach a member of the Ecosystem team and goes “Hey, I’ve got a great idea…” are we supposed to just accept that and create a repo for it?
I think we do have a commitment. We’ve accepted this project acknowledging that it has the potential to add value to CP at some point in the future. Do we not have some responsibility to help that project given that it is potentially in CP’s interest?
I seem to be in the minority here and I can’t see what I’m missing.