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So, Can I have Gentoo back?

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It appears that the Gentoo Foundation may be disappearing in a matter of time. Apparently, no one has time to actually do the work required to run the Foundation. There seems to be some momentum building behind the idea of handing over all of Gentoo's intellectual property to another Foundation, so no one has to deal with running the Gentoo Foundation anymore.

As the creator of Gentoo, the guy who led the project from its inception through my departure as Chief Architect in May 2004, and the guy who actually set up the Gentoo Foundation, I find this to be somewhat insulting. I set up the Foundation at the request of quite a few extremely vocal Gentoo developers who were tremendously passionate about the need for Gentoo to be rushed into a not-for-profit entity before its time. Unfortunately, it seems that many of these people were enamored with the idea of having a not-for-profit bloom into existence overnight, but weren't actually interested in doing the hard work required to run a not-for-profit. I appointed 13 people to the board of directors to replace my individual role on the project. Maybe some people were expecting me to stick around after the not-for-profit was established to do all the heavy lifting - but instead, I resigned. I figured that 13 people could fill my shoes and wanted them to have the opportunity to do so.

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