Re: Open Use:
After 1.0 at the end of the year there will be a lot of focus placed on how we can make BuddyPress as open and distributed as possible. There has been quite a bit of talk about open standards support, and this is something I’d really love to see working.
Before any of this can happen though, all the basic functionality you’d expect of a social network platform needs to be completed. You can’t run before you can walk, so to speak.