he refused the offer though, stating that he wanted to make the decisions in regards to the client, on his own. so, he wont be joining the team. i am still entertaining the idea of collaborating on the project though, with others. sema's source would be probably be integrated, although not in entirety actually.
obvious benefits would be that the client would have its spell checker back and there would be an official distribution again. no real drawbacks that i can think of... more brains are always a good thing. it would also be nice to have a concurrent versioning system instead of single lock like sourcesafe.
anyway, anyone interested, and adequately skilled enough to join the project?