I have been spending the last one and a half days contacting the nominees for the new position of User Representative. So far, I have had amazingly positive responses, with fifteen of them already having provided the necessary information for the upcoming election. Some have declined their nomination, but it was inevitable that not all could invest the time or interest in the position.
The thing that strikes me is that there are so many people that love Gentoo enormously, and want to ensure that it remains a highly successful, community developer distribution.
If this project is successful, a year from now I hope to see a much tighter community, with a greater amount of communication between the developers and users.