Topic: There's no "I" in team
When I started working on PunBB some years ago, I was very proud of what I accomplished. PunBB became my "baby". When you work on something for a long time and it turns out people actually like what you've done, you try to hold on to that work and you become hesitant to let other people in. This happened to me with PunBB. I was glad to accept patches and stuff from other people, but whenever someone contacted me and asked if they could be part of the development team, I always politely declined their request.
Today, my feelings on this have changed. I don't feel comfortable taking all the credit for PunBB when I know that the work is much more of a team effort. I also realize that PunBB would benefit greatly from having more than myself, Paul and Bert at the helm. Over the last year, I've noticed how the amount of time and energy I have over to work on PunBB has decreased. I have a regular 9 to 5 day job, I freelance as a web developer and I'm working on a commercial web application (soon to be announced :D). Trying to squeeze in an hour here and there for PunBB just doesn't cut it. Don't get me wrong, I still love working on PunBB and I have every intention of keeping PunBB alive and kicking.
So, where am I going with this. Well, obviously what I'm talking about is inviting more people to work on PunBB in an official manner. We've been keeping this under wraps for a few weeks, but today I am thrilled to present to you the PunBB Development Team (in alphabetical order):
There's more stuff in the pipeline related to this change, but I'll have to get back to you on that in a day or two.
Now, how about a big welcome to the new warriors in the fight against bloat :)
Edit: I forgot. If you want to get in contact with any of us, you can either send an e-mail via our profiles or you can send them directly to <firstname>@punbb.org.