I don't know the current state of play but I've happily embraced Cepheus and OGL.
I hadn't messed with games for a couple of years. I didn't know a 2d edition of MGT was coming out. I saw a discussion about the SRD at the Mongoose site, but it quickly degenerated into an argument about the "correct dice" to use for Traveller
. I came over here to find out what the deal was with the OGL. I was shocked to see Omer talking about 50 percent. I see he's just released something called Space Patrol
. Never did see how many pages it was, but $12 sounds a whole lot better than $30.
I'm glad the 3PP's are going to keep designing. Their stuff is probably better than Mongoose's anyhow. It's probably a good idea that they're all using the same set of rules. After talking to you and thinking about it a bit, I've concluded that there probably isn't a big enough market for multiple clones.
Now if only we could get MJD to start using Cepheus