You do not only need "skill", you also have to be able to work within a team, to follow (and live) the philosophy behind the project. You also have to abide to the rules, make compromises, discussing the steps you take and why you are doing so (not just coding as we would do for our one-man-program), documenting it, you have to be able to take a "no" from time to time and you have to support your codebase (most of the time your code is not seperate, it depends on other code and other code in turn depends on yours, you need to have all aspects in mind and how a change would affect the whole program)... i could continue, but i just wanted to make a little point - to add new developers is not as easy as it sounds. Paul made his experiences and i am happy he shared them with us.evilmonkey wrote: The point I'm making is the phpBB team can use a few more developers, so if a person has the skill and the will to work with the project, why not let them?
All people wanting to help the project in regards of development are able to participate within the community coding project (of course those people will be looked at closely for a team membership - how they manage the mini-projects will show how they would behave as a development team member). But i have to say that i am a bit disappointed.
That much rambling here, so much people saying what they would do, that they can do it much better, that we are idiots and do not know how to manage a project (especially again and again against Paul, who is the most talented programmer i ever had the pleasure to work with, he is top notch and without him phpBB would be nothing). But so few applicants to the community coding project... IF those people really can do it better, why don't they show it? IMO because they are speaking out of their stomache, without experience.