I am quite confident in my ability to construct coherent sentences. If you had simply said I didn’t know the first thing about the topic at hand you might have been on more solid ground .
I may not be blessed with coding skills to write vital system software, but I don’t think that should be a disqualification to attempting to learn, at an abstract level, about the decisions that are being made in realtime as a new system is born in front of our eyes.
If anything is not helping, it is comments like that.
If, as you imply, anyone with an ounce of competence is fruitfully engaged elsewhere, pray tell why you are here exactly?
I disagree that there has to be a product before the community can start to assemble. One of the most successful trends in product development in recent years has been so-called crowdfunding, where promoters of a new widget actually generate a buzz for their idea and even get the prospective customers to cough up before it exists.
The forum provides a shop window into any community that might surround this project. How can volunteer coders be attracted when it looks from outside like nobody is at home?