in reply to Starting a Large Project
FYI tools: You might want to look at microsoft project for project management issues (design charts etc)... (Not really a microsoft supporter but a tool is a tool). There is also a couple of cool flow chart tools etc. on linux for free and other stuff as well. There is a bunch of "request / bug tracking" tools available from source forge... (though I haven't had enough time to actually get some of those tools working...) Also a financing tool (money, quicken etc) might come in handy.
I would also set up a developer an announce mail list that you can send email to to ensure people are on the same page... I would also try to ensure that people could contact you whenever and you'll be able to respond to them within a 1/2 day...
... etc ... just woke up, not enough coffee yet... back to sleep...