Something was mentioned in another thread which I think needs to be thought about and decided on:
Single sign on and almalgomation.
As it is, the devs don’t seem to pay much attention to the forums, and use the mailing list to communicate. As this is the case, the forums need not have Team sections; there are better ways to disseminate info.
If drupal is to be used, then each team could have a static-page for status updates and announcements, and continue to use the mailing list as usual. In fact, I think all teams should use a mailing list for internal discussion, and then disseminate info to the publlic via a static-page, which THEN can be discussed via forums, etc. The public forum is best for feedbak from the public, and not so great for teams to do internal discussion.
If drupal is to be used, these forums should be migrated ASAP. You may find that the forums do not transfer over so smoothley. The sooner the transfer, the better.
I highly recommend developing a simple roadmap with tentative dates for milestones of completion.
I really think as a first step the latest version of drupal to be deployed on a live server so we can start making it work. It doesn’t have to look good right now–it just has to be up and running with the forums migrated.
The spread-firefox theme is open source, and can be modified to suit our needs in the meantime. The faster the site is up, the faster we can start getting some work done on it!