The Reckoning team leader Bob McDob is looking for new members following the departure of Warzog, who was previously the lead programmer and lead designer. If you have so experience of modding Freelancer or think you can contribute in some way, you should contact Bob.
If you think you can contribute to the mod, or have worked on it in the past, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the team mail of email@example.com (they both go to the same place), or catch me on AIM (my screen name's mrmcdob). I've also set up a LiveJournal community here. This is not intended to replace either of our message boards, but rather act as a more organized form of the feedback threads where most of the action has occured in the past. It's still being set up, and is intended primarily as an interim stage until we get a website proper.
The Reckoning is among the few special mods that actually have a decently playable game, so you may find this more attractive than joining a mod that is just starting out.