Who has submitted requests for funding in the past? 
Can anyone provide examples in this area?
Is there currently an official process?

I'd rather build on previous work
than go charging in uninformed.

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, 2013-11-30 at 15:42 -0600, Susan Spencer wrote:
> It may be best to break these out into separate projects,
> and seek some corporate funding (best submitted before Dec. 31)
> for #1 & #2.

Who are the best people to ask for funding for connector work?

Likewise who would support improving inkscape's rendering pipeline?

There's a lot of ton companies that use Inkscape. From Google, RedHat
and others. mo from RedHat was going to ask their budgeting department
if they could spend the equivalent money they save from not buying Adobe
on Free Software graphics projects. Maybe worth chasing up on that lead?