I'm glad you decided to check back in! You may already know, but I managed to get through to Bill Turpin (the Multiverse CEO), and we've been in discussion about getting the platform into open source.
At the moment things are fairly quiet around here, though I recently had an email back from Bill, which basically said that its incredibly likely that we'll go open source. So we on the forums are having a discussion in the Open Source section of the forum, addressing things like which license to use, revenue sharing, and so on.
In the likely event the platform does go open source, we'd appreciate any help you can give either on the forums, with the redesign of the Tools, or anything else!