On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Matthew Miller . As
I've said before, I blame the software, not the people (and that includes
not blaming the askbot authors -- it's just a really hard act to follow and
SE is constantly improving and tweaking to get the experience just right).
There is no particular reason Fedora as a project couldn't do it too. Other web applications hosted by Fedora typically has Red Hat paying developers to work on them - pkgdb, bodhi, tagger etc. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get Red Hat to allocate some engineering time or just engage the upstream developers via a contract which they are open to do. I did try via Spot earlier but that didn't work out.
We do get community volunteers to help out by pushing patches upstream whenever we can but naturally that is a slower process. In the last few days, I have talked to atleast three different people who have signed up to complete a few features we need (marking questions as duplicate, pre-filled templates and disabling flags FYI). If we care about the user experience, we need to invest in it.