I just wanted to acknowledge that several of you who are more focused on the design/business disciplines have mentioned to me that you were unsure about how to contribute to the forums as the discussions are mostly very technical.
Please be reassured - this is quite normal at this stager and we will focus on getting relevant discussions going.
Open source projects very often start in quite a technical fashion (given: source => developers). This applies in our case as we already have a lot of code we are contributing and re-architecting. There is therefore quite a lot for developers to engage with.
By having everyone contributing to the same forum, we're following best practice in early open source project days. The aim is to build up critical mass and make sure there are enough people and discussions taking place on the site before we split the forum up into multiple forums with a particular focus. Having a single forum also means that we all miss less. It's relatively easy to spot whether a post is relevant to our area of expertise and entirely correct / as expected for the people wearing designer/commercial hats to ignore the more technical threads.
In other words - please don't be put off by how technical some of the threads are or by any uncertainty over how to contribute.
The key thing for us to do next is to get the discussions about requirements, design, specifications, development processes, marketplace going. There are a few threads on these topics already and maybe they need to be broken up a little and new specific areas of discussion need to be extracted and highlighted.
Examples of these are:
We have lined up an introductory call between Tony, Ryan, Paul, Deborah and myself on Monday, 14th 11am to 12noon. To talk about how we can engage the founders and community into this process and will post meeting notes and resulting discussion points here.
I hope this explains the situation just now and answers a few questions. Please don't hesitate to add to this thread with questions around what should be doing, how you can engage, whether what is happening makes sense etc.