PurpleCrow, it basically means that SMF is no longer owned by a single person. It's been given back to the community in a sense that no single person owns the software. IMO, SMF may possibly allow (in the future) community members to possibly participate in the board etc. Having SMF owned by many, makes the project more accountable to the community rather than to a person. Many of the Team members past and present have wanted this for a very long time. Hopefully a less restrictive license will be tied to this down the road.