One of the most important tools in open source software development is IRC. For those who are not familiar with it, IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat and is a protocol for real-time online communication — chat.
For historical reasons the development team was using a private channel until recently. So while discussions on the area51 development board and the tracker were public, the IRC discussions were not. It turns out that a lot of development discussion happens on IRC. Quick discussions between developers are easily achievable on IRC and often beneficial for reviewing patches and making low-impact decisions.
We wish to open up all aspects of phpBB development and encourage all users to participate.
So whether you’re just interested in how we work or if you want to make a contribution to the project…
Join #phpbb-dev on irc.freenode.net
We’re waiting for you.