rthorvald wrote:This isn??t simple... Just think for a moment on what an enormous investment Celestia must be to Chris. Even if he is tired of the project, that does not go away.
If it's such an "enormous investment" to him you'd think he would have said something by now. Whether he forks it himself or someone else does it makes no real difference - either way "his" version remains intact while development of an offshoot derived from it can continue. It makes no practical difference whether he decided to do this or not.
You cannot seriously believe Chris will hand over Celestia to someone else, and continue to host the project indefinitely... A new infrastucture for the devs might become neccecary (CVS, hosting, comm).
That just comes out naturally from the forking doesn't it?
Not to mention preserving the enormous knowledge base of the forums...
That might be a problem. If he's unwilling to continue to host the forums here then new forums would have to be set up somewhere else. Though frankly, given the lack of response (or interest?) from him lately he may never even notice the shift in direction.