I think that with the 28k in the piggy bank it would be interesting to see how many people/groups are stepping up with funding requests and which amount of money would still be missing. As a so-called “Longtime Supporter”, we really like it that the money is spent by the end of the year. I think that an additional crowdfunding would be OK if more funds were requested than needed. On the other hand, we must keep in mind that it’s always the more or less same group of ~25-30 agencies (including the agencies of you people that already do so much voluntary work) that take part in funding. Maybe (I’m not sure at all!) it would be better to concentrate on outreach for getting more longtime supporters. Part of the outreach could be a preview on planned changes for the next major versions.
Personally, my two favourites are the ES CR and Documentation.
One big missing thing in Neos is the possibility to roll back changes that someone made to content. Last week, we spent several hours trying to fix a site where an accidental move operation over 18k nodes ran into a timeout, leaving a part of the nodes at the new and the rest at the old location. As far as I understood, the new ES CR would enable to create mechanisms for rolling back changes.
On the other hand, the documentation has improved so much during this year that I assume granting additional funds will further stimulate having good documentation.
I’m looking forward to the individual proposals. Thanks everyone for your efforts!