I am a member of Turkish Pardus community. Six months ago we had started a community project, which aims to create a social platform for Pardus contributors.
We had worked with Koray Löker(a former Pardus staff). Koray was one of the two Community Coordinators. Before his resign, the project was stopped.(ex site imece.pardus.org.tr)
Two weeks ago, i asked to the community list to continue imece project, and i moved it to pardusworld.com, under the subdomain imece.pardusworld.com
Now, imece is nearly ready... I wish that we have imece 2 years ago... Maybe you might think its a bit late for such project. Anyway, it is good to finish a job.
İmece, is a social portal; it is based on the social community engine Elgg. It has many components, like a bi twitter, some facebook, some google groups, some forum stuff, some delicio.us, some blogs etc. Which combines all the stuff to bring a community portal. Also it may be extended with various plugins.
I have added some groups to imece, to show how can it be usefull for specific contribution areas.
You already know the project's situation. Anyway, if you want to join to imece and increase the communication with other conributions, yo are free to register.
There is a movement to for Pardus. The Facebook group for building PiSi packages, your and Russian community's tries etc. Which are all concantrate to fork Pardus. Imece does not have a special aim to fork Pardus, but have more than that. It aims to be a contributors social portal.
Imece is not an alternative for forking platform. There are social coding platforms as github etc. But it may be usefull for interaction and organization for any kind of special aim or groups.
But it will be good to know each other and enjoy some work together.
If you are interested, you may register: imece.pardusworld.com