but the people who are working on it might not work on Parrot or vice versa. Concurrent evolution and exploration might not be the most efficient use of global resources, but there's rarely a central planning agency that can convince everyone to go in the same direction.
True. Opportunity cost. That said, a couple of emails from principal devs, along the lines of:
"Is there currently anything keeping you from joining our project? Is there anything you see us doing incorrectly that you might be able to help fix?".
might gain a contributor or two. Well, wouldn't do any harm, anyway.
Heh. Reminds me of the old used-car salesman pitch (paraphrasing) : "What do we need to do to get you into this shiny new (still under-development) Parrot, today?". :)