hmmm, I think you are rigth in your idea, nubcunubdo, but you already know the answer, since it is already answered on this forum: a small group of devs. THis doesnt mean you are wrong, the live cd should be out before std to do the job of claim for atention. May be one task to do is an efficient system to join contributors. I have no developer skills, so I cant help on those things, but may be in other way... I didnt find it yet. I think could be nice a way to show to the public a list of tasks and what are the skills needed to complete them. I guess the community could take some job, like maintaining the web site, and others not estrictly related with the development, so the devs could have more time for their main job. A "how to help" link in somewhere could be usefull too. The financial issue was already touched on this forum, and some ideas come out from there. I guess we dont have to live a possibilitie for explore, and find different ways to give VL the things it need.