Re: Will the plugin page be released as a plugin for bbpress?
The goal is to release the plugin page again maybe as early as next week. It will allow people to upload their plugins to the main depository. All stats will be kept on the plugin including downloads. The process will be creating an account on the plugins page, submitting your plugin for authorization and then an admin will OK the plugin and create your login for you.
The other goal will be to have a WP widget to show the link, stats and info on a plugin on our own sites. Pretty neat stuff! I would imagine the same could happen for bbPress forums!
It will make more sense when it is open I guess!