"In 2004, Robbins suddenly resigned from his position as Chief
Architect. There were a number of reasons for the move, primarily
driven by the need to financially support his family, which he
simply could not do by relying on user donations alone.
"His final act was to create the non-profit Gentoo Foundation,
signing all copyright and trademarks over to it and leaving the
project in the hands of the board of trustees.
"Since Robbins left, the project has had some major ups and
downs. Yes, it has now been emerging for ten years, however it has
also been rocked by allegations that it is "dying".
"A few years back it certainly seemed that way. A new edition of
the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter had not been released for some three
months and the second release of Gentoo for 2007 was
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