At Akademy I did a short talk (8 min) + herded a BoF with a title called "Quality is in the eye of the beholder".
One of the topics was that we should try to get a team of people to care about the global state of KDE software, we've decided to call this "The Gardening Team".
The mandate of the team is to:
# Find *really* important bugs and ping people to fix them
# Find stale reviewboards and ping people to fix them
# Bugzilla gardening, close old products etc
# Find projects that need love and give them some
For that we have various ideas:
Do routine passes over reviewboard trying to identify stale requests and finding people to help moving those.
Run something called "Love Project". The idea is to pick up a project that is somewhat stale, and for a short amount of time (let's say 2/3 months) try to get a new release out, fix the most important crashers/bugs, get the review boards released, etc. This goal of the team is *not* becoming the maintainers of the project, but maybe by virtue of the "Love Project" we can attract new contributors that decide to.
Since we're only a few maybe we can't do this all, so we're focusing on a particular "Love Project" by now, but you should join and help us do more!
Our current Love Project is K3b, that had 2.0.2 released a long time ago and has a 2.0 branch with a few more bugfixes that have been never released.
We are coordinating through https://todo.kde.org/?controller=board&action=show&project_id=26 at the moment but plan to get a mailing list soon (or invade an unused existing one).
If you're interested, comment and i'll give you a shout when the list is created, no mega skills are needed (though people with mega skills are also welcome ;))