Alan Williamson announced earlier today the folks who will make up the steering committee for the Open BlueDragon (OpenDB) project.
Having known Alan for 4 years now, since I first asked him to present at the ScottishCFUG, I was aware that OpenBD was on the cards.
The members of the committee should be known to most of the community, and as Sean Corfield points out, not all of them have enjoyed a "friendly" relationship with New Atlanta in the past. However, that just goes to show the level of interest and commitment to the OpenBD project, and ultimately what it could achieve.
If you want to get involved in the project, then please join the community mailing list, which can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/openbd
If you want to experience OpenBD firsthand, then the initial release of OpenBD should take place at this years cf.Objective() conference, and 6 of the Steering Committee will be at Scotch on the Rocks;Alan Williamson, Andy Wu, Sean Corfield, Matt Woodward, Mark Drew and myself
We're planning something special for Scotch, so stay tuned!