Let me start that I really appreciate all the work the encode is doing for python ecosystem, I am really grateful for that.
However, I went through 2020 and 2021 reports and there isn't really much about DRF, as it's considered feature complete and stable. Reports where DRF is mentioned:
the main take-away is that even if it's the main source of income for Encode, it's not where the most focus goes. From my perspective, this is the image I get (and it might be unfair!):
I like DRF, used that in many projects, but I am starting to worry. This is not looking good.
DRF 3.13 is already few months delay so that would be great to focus on. there are some django related stuff, without whom I dont think its feature complete. django is 16 years old and still not feature complete, and as DRF is a django extension, unless django is feature complete, as the new features which are not supported in drf from django is not working properly. dedicating 1 working day per week would be great. you could consider adding some more collaborators who contributed to drf for few years. You can consider me for help in ongoing maintenance hand.
I agree. I do think that you working on the other projects is actually better for the ecosystem. That's why I think you wouldn't have to necessarily do all the job by yourself, but rather invest your time in a plan to have long-term maintainers.
The ones you listed sound good to me. And honestly, I think you can tell better.
I want to appreciate you taking this seriously and with a good-faith assumption.