Finally I succumbed and joined advogato. I expect that I'll have more time to chase this stuff up now that I'm changing jobs.
For another week I'll work at NetApp as a systems engineer. I really like their product (especially the filers), but I'm just not suited to a sales organisation...
and I got offered (and I've accepted! :) a job with Wasabi Systems - a company offering commercial support for NetBSD. Given that I've been using NetBSD since 0.8 (the first release) and a developer for almost 4 years, the offer to get paid to develop NetBSD was too good to refuse!
Enough rambling for now; back to the grindstone for a week.
(Hopefully I'll be able to release lukemftp 1.5 soon)