Bug, feature request, or question? #3629
The CONTRIBUTION guideline already makes an attempt to distinguish between bug and feature request, and the following tries to extend guidance of how project members interact and interpret tickets posted on the Github issue tracker.
To clarify, the issue list is a working list allowing developers (and other community members) to easily navigate and review open issues. There are divided into two main groups, bugs and feature requests with both impacting the software, its development, and the release cycle.
A bug is the occurrence of an unintended or unanticipated behaviour that causes a vulnerability or fatal error.
An issue classified as “bug” will most certainly solicit a response from a core developer or project member to request further details or share information on the described circumstances and observations. Yet, developers may express different interpretations of how to proceed or manage individual issues.
Feature request (or enhancement)
A feature request is a new, or altered behaviour of an existing functionality, it can also express a wish for an entire new functionality.
Moving a request to the
An issue that has not been classified as bug or future request and intents to clarify an observation is a question by which the requesting party implores on the assistance of a developer or community member.
 A sponsor or sponsorship is understood as a person or entity that keeps track of related activities and/or implements aspects of it in order to have it reviewed and merged.
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