Regarding his team itself. Yes, I’ve seen that team composition on their site. But let’s have a look who was mentioned there.
Besides Arthur we have :
Kathleen Breitman - this woman was supposed to promote Tezos in media and she has done nothing so far in terms of Tezos marketing, PR, etc. So her role in this project raises lot of questions
Vincent Bernardoff - he has worked with Ocaml programming language four months in 2014 and 5 months in 2012. Both times in Ocaml PRO. Now he is a co-founder of Docomo (though I was not able to find what it is). He is positioning himself as a CEO and a Cofounder of Docomo. He never mentioned Tezos on his LinkedIn page. Maybe for a reason? Maybe Tezos was never a full-time job for him? Maybe it is a side project takes a very small amount of time on his schedule if any at all? And he is from France.
Overall conclusion for him - very limited experience with Ocaml and very limited participation in Tezos project, located far away from Arthur
Çagdas Bozman - it looks like he is the only guy in the room who really knows Ocaml. Overall 6 years and 3 months of experience + PHD, but again for him, Tezos is a side project, not a full- time job. His full-time job is in OcamlPRO. What is his involvement in terms of time and efforts spent on the Tezos project we can only guess? he is also from France.
Overall conclusion for him - the most experienced Ocaml developer in the team, with unknown involvement and participation into the project. Located remotely from Arthur
Benjamin Canou - has 4 years experience with Ocaml. Located remotely from Artur. Unknown involvement in the project, because he has never mentioned Tezos on his LinkedIn page. So chance are, it is a side project for him like a hobby
Pierre Chambart - wasn’t able to find anything about this guy on internet expect his GitHub page, which says nothing to 99% of the people. Living in France.
Grégoire Henry - has 4 years experience with Ocaml. Located remotely from Artur. Unknown involvement in the project, because he has never mentioned Tezos on his LinkedIn page. So chance are, it is a side project for him like a hobby
Mohamed Iguernlala - has 4 years experience with Ocaml. Located remotely from Artur. Unknown involvement in the project, because he has never mentioned Tezos on his LinkedIn page. So chance are, it is a side project for him like a hobby
Fabrice Le Fessant - he is the founder of OcamlPro, so it is very unlikely he is carrying about the Tezos project too much. Overall has 6 years of experience with Ocaml, located remotely
Guillem Rieu - he is a Lecturer / Small investor / Speaker. I don’t know how it may help Tezos
Alain Mebsout - he is a newcomer. Has 8 months of experience with Ocaml. he is still learning the language. Located in France.
So after examining the composition of Arthur’s team, I made a conclusion that this is not his team. It is rather Artur a part of this company called OcamlPRO. So, all these developers are working for a company called OcamlPRO, they are not working for Arthur guys, relax and don’t say I know nothing. It looks like you are overestimating everything
Arthur has no one working for him.
He just found a company of professional Ocaml developers called OcamlPRO and somehow hired them, but their involvement in the project is unknown and therefore still very questionable.
Don’t picture a best case scenario, don’t portrait them working full-time for Artur because it is not. They are not working for Tezos project full time. They are working full-time for a company called OcamlPRO.
Moreover, they are all located in France, while Arthur sitting in US and Switzerland. So why did not he hire people from the US for this job? it is an interesting question. Should he hire people from the US - they would be exposed to everyone in the US, their names will be known and experience analyzed. And of course, it will be very difficult for them to hide from the press.
So, no.For me, it is rather a negative sign that we have an entire company working on Tezos project outsourced to France. I would rather have domestic US team. It will be much more transparent. All these guys are not very good English speakers and are not willing to talk with English-spoken mass media. It is another bad sign rather than good.
This is why we never saw anybody else except Artur giving us updates.
Unlike Artur, Vitalik Buterin is always surrounded by dozens if not hundreds of developers on their meetings and most of them are working full-tme on Ethereum project…
Ethereum has been registered in Switzerland, but they have most developemt in US.