Yes this is what i am talking about. That 2010's 2nd Most Promising Open Source Project is buddypress.
and.. just 3 people trying to keep it up. Its so clear they need help for faster progress.
You linked http://trac.buddypress.org/roadmap i just see project already have 3 months late for Milestone: 1.3
I am following buddypress and wordpress over 3 years. I am preparing to open 2 big project of my life with buddypress. I know its pretty hard to keep an open source project as volunteers. This is why i am not expecting from volunteers. I am expecting help from automattic. I need to know that buddypress will be supported in future by a company like automattic.
Do you know what happened to http://wpvideo.wordpress.com/ ? Abandoned. I was preparing to use it and bam.. Its not working anymore.
Dont get me wrong. I am just sad about trying to trust an open source project over 3 years for my life. I paid 2 years full dedicated server cost and waited for updates so i could start my project. Thats more then 2000 dolar for nothing. Basically i could get ExpressionEngine lisense or focus on Drupal. But i waited for buddypress,wordpress mu and wpvideo. wpmu adobted by automattic fully and integrated to wordpress, now its safe for future.. but.. buddypress or wpvideo?
I wish i can php code like pro and help to buddypress but i cant. I wish somehow i pay support cost and can sure on future of buddypress / wpvideo.
( sorry for bad english and pessimism )