As the amount of Open Source work increases there will be an ever increasing need for qualified developers and with the Internet's ubiquity there is no longer a need for these developers to be available to meet in a single room. However, that increases the need for a single point of contact for all team members. Treffpunkt aims to be that point for all Open Source based projects. As all developers will see the status of all the projects they are working on in a single location it will also make their work efforts more productive.
Once Treffpunkt members have learned to use the site, they can easily manage all their projects, regardless of role, in a single location with a unified interface. This eases the management workload of all involved and allows team members to focus on productive work to move the project forward.
Based on the OpenACS software running on AOLserver and Postgresql, Treffpunkt is an Open Source project itself. As such we understand the importance of structured project development for presenting a professional profile to the client and continual updating of the status of all portions of it. If it's something that we wouldn't want our clients to use, we wouldn't expect your clients to want it."