Wow, 20 votes for both options. And a single vote for keeping the assets exclusive.
I don't intend on voting, but as I said when Earth Defence got dumped:
It's obviously sad that a project has failed, but the part that seems really sad to me is that it's just been thrown out like this, almost unceremoniously. If this is the culmination of 7 years work, it's something that seems to me that should have been presented to the community. Talked about in detail with pride and shown off. Maybe released in a number of segments. Apart from what Dragon said, I basically have no idea what's in this dump. But it sounds like there's plenty in there to be proud of and it's just been thrown out like this.
So I would say if Inferno do decide to release anything, have some fun with it! Take some pride and pleasure in the release/s and enjoy doing it. And in turn that will help create interest in the mod far more than just releasing stuff. Show off separate ships / releases in their own threads like you're selling a shiny new product. Perhaps tease some releases before releasing.
Circumstances came between us and being able to enjoy the experience of doing so with Frontlines, we were originally intending on doing plenty of pimping of the mod before release, and I do feel not being able to have done so hurt it somewhat. That is applicable here because the release is intended to be just the first release not the final one. Like Diaspora is just the first and the new Wings of Dawn is just the first.