I have not been around for a while, and I come back to this forum, and I find more mayhem than when I left.
When I was posting before, I was just as impatient as everyone else. I hoped before that I could help people be more co-operative and helpful to the project so it could be finished faster. I realize I did hurt some feelings and was very annoying when I kept asking for further progress. Again, I sincerely apologize, and realize my errors. I was extremely rude.
Now, I return and feel I must side with Warlord, since no one else will, and because I feel that he does (as project director) have control over what happens to the game. Although I recognize the point some members of this thread have made that it is supposed to be open source, I at the same time feel Warlord's fear of releasing everything. I think his goal of releasing an epic star wars game could potentially fall apart if he released the source right now.
Personally I suggest Warlord should make it clear which parts of the game are "open" and which are not. It seems as if he wants his artwork to be protected, and that's fine (although not preferable in my opinion, but I don't want to open a can of worms). It is confusing however for the game to be called "open source" if the entire game is not. I hope he will take my suggestion seriously. It would clear up a lot of confusion.
I also find it rather annoying that people who have not contributed to this project speaking as if they have some sort of authority in the project team. I realize that I have not contributed, but I do not speak as if I have.
In addition, I find it hard to believe that Warlord will not let people help. When I asked a few months ago, he said that he would be perfectly willing for even a beginner like me to help! Do not falsely accuse Warlord of refusing help.
Honestly, I perfectly believe that Warlord is busy right now but still interested in the project.
For months people (including me) have been heckling Warlord for a release, and he has always given the same answer: no. He is serious about his answer, and I doubt that he will change his mind, no matter how much we keep up the barrage of posts.
Lastly, I really want to emphasize how frustrating this thread is. Reading through it, all I can see is misunderstanding, false accusations, finger pointing, bad language, complaining, and just general rudeness and unkindness. Are we really the bunch of jerks we sound like? Warlord is right when he says we are acting childish.
To sum up my ramblings: please be patient and offer help, instead of criticism.