I've been happily using Gentoo since 2003 & know of no "crisis".
For a non-profit to forget to file legal paperwork is rarely fatal
& has nothing at all to do with the day-to-day activities of Gentoo.
Robbins' blogs sound like a man who is badly out of touch with reality
or who has a private agenda whose main beneficiary would be himself.
He offers no external reference for his negative claims about Gentoo
& gives only the vaguest idea of what he would do if restored as Fuehrer.
Robbins' words quoted in OSNews.com in 2002 are significant:
"I very much want to find a way to turn the Gentoo Linux project
into a profitable enterprise. My main motivation in wanting to do this
is so I can stop living from paycheck to paycheck ... ".
Having failed to achieve that, he left for a big US software monopoly,
where he lasted all of 8 months (May 2005 - Jan 2006). After that,
ZDNet reported (060214) that he had accepted a job as the CTO
of ABC Coding Solutions (Albuquerque NM USA), which provided
information products & consulting services within the health industry.
Apparently, his current CV lists yet another employer in another field.
All in all, he sounds like a man with a very patchy employment record,
who continues to have trouble finding a lasting career anywhere.
Last year he was welcomed back to Gentoo, but after a couple of days
started a big flame war with an ex-dev & left again within a week,
a flame war which incidentally he used (via a friend at Distro Watch)
to generate a lot of negative publicity against Gentoo.
Correct was one of Gentoo's most solid citizens, Chris Gianelloni,
[ZDNet 2006], "reluctant to comment on Robbins' latest career move,
but said that it would not impact the project: 'While Daniel was
a strong proponent of Gentoo back in his heyday, he's been away from us
long enough for his actions not to impact us in any way'".
Why is Gentoo incorporated in New Mexico
(apart from the fact that it's Robbins' home state) ?
At least a large minority -- probably a majority -- of devs & users
do not live in the USA & some more appropriate centre needs to be found.
And why does Gentoo need trustees ? Could we learn from Debian ?
There has been no "recent crisis", as Robbins claims in his blog.
Gentoo software continues to be reliable & upto-date,
thanks to the conscientious work of about 300 developers.
The really big Gentoo news item this week is
that a serious-minded volunteer intends to restart 'Gentoo Monthly News'.
I'm sorry to see LWN publicising Robbins' self-serving propaganda.