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Any PHP developers interested in this project?
Hi, I'm an experienced PHP developer, currently working on an exciting project, and would love some advice! Mail2Forum (www.mail2forum.com) is at present a MOD for phpBB, and provides an feature-packed interface between phpBB forums and email mailing lists (i.e. in essence forum posts are sent to the list and emails are imported into the forum). However, I am currently hard at work on a complete redesign for version 2.0, which brings me to Vanilla. Rather than the 1=1 relationship we have in version 1 between a phpBB forum and a mailing list, version 2 will be modular, allowing pluggable 'channels' to be configured in a many=many relationship. My focus at first will be to write channels for phpBB and email, but later I will also tackle things like RSS and other forum software such as Vanilla. The new version will allow a huge amount of functionality: imagine synchronised posts between different kinds of web-based forums; synchronised RSS feeds and mailing lists; importing archived emails into a forum - the possibilities are endless. Some of the combinations will duplicate functionality already available (such as converting posts from phpBB to Vanilla, or making an RSS feed out of a forum), but m2f's advantage will be its modular nature, its centralisation and its ease of configuration. What we need is someone to help out with some serious PHP work - to join the team for a great Open Source project. We're writing for PHP4 and PHP5, using OOP and Test Driven Development, with the help of libraries from PEAR, ADODB and Smarty. As well as responsibility for the Vanilla channel, we would really love some help with development of the core code for m2f. Now, is anyone interested enough in the project to want to discuss it with me? Please reply here (preferable) or contact me by email. Many thanks!
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