This post is directed at Derek Smart
I cannot believe the way in which have handled your responses to this community's concern of you attaining the rights to and developing the Freespace licence, particularly those in the adreniline vaults forums.
I have played some of your games that you say "surpass what this community is doing by a galaxy" ( forgive me if I paraphrase).
I can respect what you TRY to do as a businessman and a developer,believe me I really wanted to enjoy your games, I wish they were as good as you think they are,but frankly I think they are all rubbish. You and your development team are crack amauters as far as I am concerned, playing in a league that is a galaxy ahead of what you are capable of. This group of "teeny leetle" people have a vested interest in what they have been working for some time.
My suggestion to you is rather than aquiring a licence to a succesful series to "develop" a sequel , you should aquire the rights to a game engine that actually works. And rather than flaming the community that loves the game and would probably buy your game IF you did happen to create a winner, why not work with them.
I invite you to take a look at the Egosoft forums for thier "X" series of games. You could learn a little about how a person in a Dev position should relate to the people that buy these games.
Also note how they actually patch thier games, and not only fix the problems with what they have done so far, but give extra content with their patches. Something that allways seems to be missing after you release crap on the market and actually charge for it.
And on one last final note; if all of yourgames have made money , then you are a crook. I dont think that releasing such garbage would fly in any other industry than your beloved crap indie game market.