Since long time a go I've been thinking in the future of Open Classifieds (OC) http://open-classifieds.com/ and we need to move forward to get a better product!
I think right now OC it is a great product and is helping a lot of people, more than 150K downloads and thousands of sites running this software are the best indicators.
The biggest problem as a development team we've been facing is the scalability of the code. This started as an small script with really limited functionality, that I used to learn PHP. Not best practices implemented and lot of technological debt that needs to be paid.
So as a resume, I can say that what we want to achieve with OC 2.0 is:
-Get same features as latest release
-Improve quality of code
-Have coding standards
-Do good code documentation
-Allow the project to evolve without big problems
-Create a configuration manager (the one we have right now is poor)
-Upgrade tool for previous versions
Project planning is going to be done using github: https://github.com/neo22s/openclas
The core (framework) for the application is going to be using Kohana 3.2.2. (I will update to 3.3. soon)
I chose kohana over other frameworks for few reasons:
-Download size 3MB with everything included
-Readable core code
-Fast to learn (I already use it for other projects)
We can't pay much per hour, but if you are willing to help an open source project and getting a bit payed that is awesome.
There's no deliver date (but ASAP) not minimum of hours, I will trust the hours you told me it took you to do a task.