First, to be clear, I did not develop the PHP we know today. Dozens, if not hundreds of people, developed PHP. I was simply the first developer.
The most important decision I made along the way was probably to give up control. To open up the project and give just about anybody who asked full access to the PHP sources. This brought in a lot of excellent talent, and people tended to feel a real sense of ownership. The PHP project is probably one of the biggest out there when it comes to the number of people with commit access to the CVS repository where the code and documentation lives.
Itulah cuplikan dari wawancara dengan Bapak PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf, yang diambil dari WebmasterBase.com