No, that was me. That was from my perspective - Ward didn't say any such thing officially. The only reason I said that was because Ward has mentioned in the past and has made evident that he is very security conscious. He probably wouldn't want to risk someone hacking the forums by having full access to the code in a chance to find an exploit - which would be easier with phpBB as it is open source compared to VBulletin where Ward has in fact mentioned, and I quote, a "security nightmare" until he fixed it. Another reason I think phpBB was turned down was because as Ward stated earlier, To my knowledge, phpBB doesn't have the capability to integrate the above mentioned things seamlessly.