Don't ask what Vector can do for you, ask what you can do for Vector :-p
I'd like to volunteer as I think VectorLinux is under appreciated. But I know myself. I have a hard time as it is keeping up with my regular jobs. And I have more (Linux related) volunteer projects that slowly bleed to death. So I'll warn in advance. I keep my RL promises, but I tend to neglect my Internet promises. I've had only one day off the last two weeks. So don't think less of me because of that, I warned in advance
My mind works like this:
if [ $promise = "internet" ] ; then
renice 19 `/sbin/pidof $promise`
But I have been thinking about this question. I think it's pretty vague as is. Maybe we can clarify a little on it?
Maybe first design a target audience (one or several distinct audiences). Know who we're talking about. If I may start on that?? IMHO what makes VectorLinux stand out is:
1) Speed, reliability, completeness of default applications and multi media. Also VL gives a mature platform on older hardware. For most this comes first, to me it comes second. Yet in this respect VL is good, but not unique. Might want to think of a strategy here that addresses what _does_ make Vector unique here, namely that it has all these things instead of a varied selection.
2) The SOHO distro. This is what drew me to VL in the first place. I don't know any other distro that targets specifically at that audience. That said, being a freelancer myself, I work on my laptop on clients sites regularly, I really appreciate the fast boot time of Vector. The last thing you want when you need to show a spread sheet calculation to a client is waiting while your computer boots. Again, VL is impressive.
VectorLinux has a couple of weaknesses as well. Some of them make Vector vulnerable in certain markets. Pleaase don't take me wrong. I really respect the effort and the result of 'the Vector project' but sometimes I really wished Vector was just a little more like Ubuntu. If you want to target specific audiences, IMHO you shouldn't hide this. The last thing you want is to make promises you can't keep.