Just figure I'd throw in my $.02
It just seems to me that it's worth checking out some more community driven development. I'm not saying to move the entire thing to that, but I think it would be an interesting study to create a community driven branch of PDN, perhaps OpenPDN or something like that, where it's just up on an svn server or something and the community drives some of the development.
I, personally, would love to see the comparison of the 2 products after 6-12 months and see if some of the arguments against community driven development, such as lack of stability and/or confusing code, really are worse in this environment than in a more controlled environment.
Like I said, just my oppinion on the subject. I certainly won't stop using PDN if this doesn't happen, and I still think it's one of the best graphics editors out there, and definately the best FREE one I've seen as far as being intuitive and user friendly. As I said, I just think it would be an interesting study in what actually happens with the 2 different development philosophies. Especially since PDN already has such an avid plugin community, which to me is kind of "community based development" already, I think this project in particular has some pretty good potential to benefit from the community far more than it could lose.