GSoC 2018 Ideas: Simplify the resource registry

This is one post in a series to begin focused discussion about ideas that came out of our 2018 GSoC Brainstorm.

Please use this post as a place to begin to discuss this idea more in depth.

The idea was proposed by @hvelarde and it has been suggested that @thet might be a good mentor.

The project description:

Get rid of the need of bundle resources (basically, implement PLIP 1955)

Ongoing discussion of this PLIP is happening in github. Please consider making comments that contribute to that discussion in github as well.

Go for it, community! Make this one shine!