Golly, who ever thought it would be so exciting to develop free software?
I am not free to tell the entire tale, but I can say this much: I don't work for Gnumatic any more, though I am continuing to work on GnuCash and am on friendly terms with all the developers and Gnumatic's management. Friendly enough, in fact, that several of them are also leaving Gnumatic and coming to work with me in a new venture. I think given recent news it's probably enough to note that Gnumatic was originally funded by these guys too.
Well, it's no secret that the business of free software and Linux is in the middle of an identity crisis. I'm planning to continue to make a go of it and I have high hopes for the future.
Luckily, since GnuCash is free software, the only real impact this will have on it is slipping the 1.6 release schedule by a week or so.