We are a small company of about 12 looking to get our name known, we are in need of a Bulletin Board System software to built for us. It will be considered an alpha release as we are wishing to examine the code once its released to us with full copyright to it. If at all possible, me and my partner would like to work side by side with whom ever takes on this project.
The bulletin board system software will be similar to vBulletin but with custom code that we can call our own, the features will be similar as our feature list is small up to this point as we only want an alpha release where as we can add more features later on. Features are listed below.
Profile Fields: User Title, Location, Name, Age, Date of Birth (Drop Down), Biography/About yourself, Occupation/Job, Home Page, AIM, YIM, MSN, ICQ
Default Groups: Admin, Super Mod, Mod, User, Validation, Guest, Banned
Smilie Option: Show on Edit Box
Smilie Option: Allow Which Usergroups to use (default: All)
Smilie Option: Group
Board On/Off Viewable by which groups...
IM Messangers Online/Offline Status: AIM, YIM, MSN, ICQ
Admin Control Panel: Nothing like [url removed, login to view] in the forum root, we would want it like so - /acp/[url removed, login to view]
Those are basic features we will have in the Alpha release, somewhat like how vBulletin had those features as basic when they released their first version.
* Our budget is low but we are open to negotiate price and how payment will take place, plus when work will begin.
* We are firm believers in having non-copied material in this project