According to the Avault forum, there's a near riot on the FS forums at the news.
I can voutch for that. The thread grew to like 9 pages in a matter of hours. By the time I post one message, there are already 5 more to be read. And its also produced several spinoff threads, one of which is "How much would you actually be willing to pay to buy the Freespace license."
Go there now, its a fookin' madhouse :D:D