Well, let me tell that I've first read about that project maybe... 1 week ago? On my forum I wanted to change the coppermine gallery, bridged with smf... So I've finally read all about aeva media on smf forum and... off course, I read about bad things happened with smf staff and about the fork.
My first thought was "what? a fork? isn't maybe too much source code to manage for only 2 people?"
But after that I've read your source code (aeva gallery) - and than I've read that the other guy is Arantor (the guy which had answered to all my questions about modding smf on the smf community forum... :D
). And so my second thought was "ok, they are the RIGHT 2 guys for a fork ;)
Anyway, I've read about your guidelines and I've to say that I have similar feelings about what should be the direction to follow. So I really appreciate the work you are doing and... I'll be happy to help in some way, if possible. :)