thats great news.
Regarding the license, I`d hope for something like the MPL
License. Anything GNU is bad as this will cause trouble if you want to include the code into non-GNU stuff like AROS.
The 2-drive trick ain`t working for most modern Motherboards AFAIK.
And if sending the disks around aint an option, maybe we could fund a Catweasel for Mr. Pelt.