As someone who has been working on a new RSS 2.0 spec at SSF-DEV, I'm glad to see it moving to a community development model. There are a lot of implementors and users who are eager to participate, as evidenced by the 39 people who have joined SSF-DEV in the last month.
We will see wether it really is a community development model. For now it's just the transfer of control from a company to a three-guy-group. Not much difference, only the name changed. Mind you, I actually don't care for wether it's owned by Userland or Berkman or Santa Claus. It's just that I am missing the community aspect of the community model ;-)
I guess I should have said "towards a community development model," because it's a step in that direction.